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

The 2024 Responsible Business Awards in NI are now open!

The Awards showcase transformational stories of businesses taking real action to build thriving communities and have celebrated those businesses demonstrating strong, inclusive leadership, who continually innovate to tackle pressing social issues and to repair and rebuild our planet. Enter as many categories as you like, for free, before the deadline 5:00 pm 26 April.  

How to make a great Awards entry

We’ve made changes to the entry process in 2024!
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Awards Process & Criteria

Key dates and detailed information on each category, including the questions, word counts and marks
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Awards Categories 2024

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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 its example.

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CLIMATE ACTION AWARD

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

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COLLABORATIVE ACTION AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates how it has maximised its positive impacts by going beyond its core business activities to collaborate with or support another organisation/s, business, or group, to make a greater positive impact on society and/or the environment.

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

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

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EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates how it is committed to creating a culture where employees thrive, and adopts an agile, flexible, and strategic approach to employee retention and development.

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IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates a positive impact on communities, going beyond its core business to invest time, resources, and expertise to tackle one or more key social issues.

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NATURE & BIODIVERSITY AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates a significant commitment and contribution to improving biodiversity and the natural environment in Northern Ireland.

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ONE-TO-WATCH AWARD

A member organisation that has joined Business in the Community since January 2022 and has made significant progress in the development and implementation of its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Strategy.

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RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AMBASSADOR AWARD

For an individual who has made a significant contribution to responsible business practice within their organisation and in the wider business community, with a positive impact on people and the planet.

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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.

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RESPONSIBLE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates its use of innovative technology to make a positive impact on people, planet and/or the communities where it works.

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SKILLS AND EDUCATION AWARD

For the organisation that best demonstrates how its actions have helped inspire and support young people (aged 4-19) and/or people facing barriers to work to develop the skills they need for a successful working life.

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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.

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Your organisation can inspire others in responsible business.

These Awards provide a platform to showcase and celebrate the most innovative and inspirational responsible businesses. As the only Awards dedicated to responsible business in NI, this is a unique opportunity for leaders in all areas of corporate responsibility to be recognised and rewarded for going beyond profit to be a force for good for society and the environment, and its serves as a way to inspire others to follow suit."

Vicky Davies, Chair, Business in the Community NI

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