Understanding CORE – The Standard for Responsible Business

Participants will learn what is involved in the CORE - The Standard for Responsible Business process and hear first-hand from a company that has been accredited.

  • Date:

    26 Sep 2023

  • Time:

    10:15 - 11:00 am

  • Location:


  • Price:

    No Cost

This session will explain what is involved in achieving the CORE Standard for Responsible Business accreditation. You will gain insight into the business benefits and hear from a business that has successfully achieved CORE.

The CORE Standard for Responsible Business has been designed to support businesses that are committed to integrating corporate responsibility into the way they do business. CORE is based on Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) framework. CORE enables you to map your entire corporate responsibility activity and benchmark it against other organisations, all independently verified by an external assessor.


  • 10:15 – 10:30 am | An Overview of Business in the Community’s CORE Standard for Responsible Business Framework and the accreditation process
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am | A Business Perspective on CORE Accreditation– business benefits of CORE and our top tips
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am | Q&A and close


Jennifer Cruickshank – Group HR & CR Manager | Jennifer joined leading construction company Henry Brothers Ltd and the wider Henry Group 20 years ago in an HR generalist role. During that time, she played a key role in the development and delivery of Group CR activities, as the company progressed to be one of the first companies in Northern Ireland to achieve Business in the Community’s CORE – the Standard for Responsible Business which they continue to hold 10 years later – an achievement which was recognised at the BITC Responsible Business Awards earlier this month. Find out more

For more information, please contact rachael.adams@bitcni.org.uk