The Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland – the most prestigious and respected awards championing responsible business.

The Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland — A celebration of
Northern Ireland's most inspirational and impactful responsible businesses

The Awards showcase transformational stories of businesses taking real action to build thriving communities and celebrate those businesses demonstrating strong, inclusive leadership, who continually innovate to tackle pressing social issues and to repair and rebuild our planet. We are delighted to announce that 2021 winner of the NI Responsible Company of the Year Award Henry Brothers has joined the Awards as Key Sponsor in 2022.

2022 Awards finalists

See all finalists in each of our 10 responsible business Awards categories below

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Meet our Awards judges

We've gathered the best in the business to decide on the winners across all 10 Awards categories

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Get tickets for the Awards gala event

Join us on 8 September as we make a return to our glitzy gala event and announce 2022 Awards winners in the ICC Belfast.

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"The Awards shine a light on organisations leading the way in responsible business."

“The Awards shine a light on organisations leading the way in responsible business and are a fabulous opportunity to inspire others to take action. As winner of the 2021 NI Responsible Company of the Year Award, we at Henry Brothers are delighted to be able to share this prestigious award with everyone in the organisation who contributed to this fantastic achievement.”

Ian Henry, CR Director, Henry Brothers – 2021 NI Responsible Company of the Year and 2022 Key Sponsor

Awards Categories 2022

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NI RESPONSIBLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

For the company that best demonstrates positive impacts across its people, the planet and the places where it operates and encourages other businesses to follow their example

FINALISTS: Encirc; firmus energy; JP Corry and Veolia

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RESPONSIBLE PRODUCT/SERVICE AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates its use of innovative solutions to tackle an environmental or social challenge

FINALISTS: Equans; Northern Ireland Water; Responsible Plastic Management Program and Wrightbus

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates excellence in creating and developing a diverse and inclusive workplace which offers opportunities for all

FINALISTS: Baker McKenzie; Bank of Ireland; FD Technologies; Northern Ireland Water; Translink and Veolia

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EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates how its actions have helped raise the aspirations and achievements of young people (aged 4-19) through a solid business education partnership

FINALISTS: ABP; Lyric Theatre NI; Mannok and PwC

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FAIR CHANCE FOR ALL AWARD

*New Category* For the organisation that is understanding and removing barriers to work for disadvantaged groups and helping them become more work ready

FINALISTS: Alexander Mann Solutions; Bank of Ireland; Northern Ireland Water and Veolia

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INVESTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates a positive impact on communities through going beyond its core business to invest time, resources and expertise to tackle disadvantage

FINALISTS: Breedon Ireland; Henderson Group/SPAR NI and McAdam

ONE-TO-WATCH AWARD

A member organisation that has joined Business in the Community since January 2020 and has made significant progress in the development and implementation of its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Strategy

FINALISTS: AG Paving and Building Products; Foyle Food Group and RiverRidge

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RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL INNOVATION AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates its use of innovative, digital solutions to tackle an environmental or social challenge

FINALISTS: Foyle Food Group; Heron Bros Ltd and Northern Ireland Water

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CLIMATE ACTION AWARD

*New Category* For the organisation that best demonstrates a significant commitment and contribution to climate action in Northern Ireland

FINALISTS: Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council; SONI; Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster); Hughes Insurance; JP Corry; Mannok; McLaughlin & Harvey; Shoosmiths LLP and Translink

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WELLBEING AT WORK AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates excellence in inspiring and supporting its employees to prioritise their health and wellbeing and embrace positive lifestyle choices

FINALISTS: CavanaghKelly; CCEA; Cleaver Fulton Rankin; FD Technologies; Firstsource Solutions Ltd; Heron Bros Ltd; Hughes Insurance; John Mackle (Moy) Ltd T/A Mackle Petfoods; SERC and SHS Group

AWARDS GALA EVENT

Join us at ICC Belfast on 8 September as we announce the winners of the 2022 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

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NI ORGANISATIONS REACH FINAL STAGE OF RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AWARDS

Finalists in all 10 categories of Business in the Community’s 2022 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland have been announced.

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Awards Panel Rounds

  • 20 June 2022:
    Fair Chance for All Award
    Responsible Digital Innovation Award
  • 21 June 2022:
    Climate Action Award
    Northern Ireland Responsible Company of the Year Award
  • 22 June 2022:
    Diversity & Inclusion Award
    Education Partnership Award
  • 23 June 2022:
    Investing in your Community Award
    One-to-Watch Award
  • 24 June 2022:
    Responsible Product/Service Award
    Wellbeing at Work Award
  • Gala night: 8 September 2022

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