We were delighted to become the first UK airport to be recognised as a Gold Level CORE company by Business in the Community in 2018.

GBBCA: What achieving CORE means to us 

Corporate Responsibility is central to our business and it is a real credit to our employees who have worked hard to ensure we are playing our part, as a major employer, in our local community. We are constantly striving to improve our standards and being recognised with a Gold Level CORE award is testament to the efforts of all our employees. 

Core benefits for our business 

CORE helps us to identify and measure corporate responsibility activity and performance across our organisation, it also strategically supports our organisation to develop and improve our approach to corporate responsibility. As an airport, we have a wide range of interested parties. The external accreditation provided by CORE clearly validates our approach to corporate responsibility and has ensured confidence among our stakeholders – both internal and external.

I would recommend CORE to other businesses 

The ten CORE assessment areas enable our company to map our entire corporate responsibility activity and performance, and also benchmark it against other organisations. At whatever level they are at, by completing the Standard companies gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, providing a baseline for next steps and further improvements. We began our involvement with CORE in 2016, since then it has provided a framework for us to better integrate our corporate responsibility activity into the overall business, contributing to its success. I would have no hesitation in recommending CORE to other businesses throughout NI, which will help to maintain and ensure everyone’s commitment to responsible business.