Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland
Are you committed to building a better workforce? Are you contributing to a sustainable economy? Are you supporting your local communities to thrive? In a year when the pandemic has impacted everyone, is your business a responsible one?
If your answers are yes, then enter this year’s Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.
For more than 16 years, these Awards have showcased 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.
- Awards open for entries: Wednesday 31 March 2021
- How to Enter Workshop: Tuesday 20 April 2:00PM – 2:30PM. Click here to sign up.
- How to Enter Workshop: Tuesday 27 April 1:00PM – 1:30PM. Click here to sign up.
- Closing date for entries: Friday 11 June 2021
- Shortlisting: 14 – 25 June 2021
- Judging Panels (online): w/c 9 August 2021
- Awards event (online): 7 September 2021
Top tips for entering
Throughout your application, please clearly identify what actions your business has taken during the COVID crisis to meet the criteria for each award category. We appreciate that for this awarding period, the numbers impacted by your work may be lower than those for a established programme and allowances will be made for this.
If you require any further information, please email Clare Mercer.
NI RESPONSIBLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARDFor 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. Eligibility – This category is open ONLY to private sector companies that are members of Business in the Community in Northern Ireland and that have achieved CORE – The Standard for Responsible Business. ENTER NOW
AGE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDFor the organisation that best demonstrates its commitment and action to recruit, retrain and retain people 50+. ENTER NOW
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDFor the organisation that best demonstrates excellence in creating and developing a diverse and inclusive workplace which offers opportunities for all. ENTER NOW
EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AWARDFor 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. ENTER NOW
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARDFor the organisation that best demonstrates a significant commitment and contribution to environmental sustainability in Northern Ireland through an initiative or project. ENTER NOW
INNOVATION IN EMPLOYABILITY AWARDFor the organisation that is demonstrating a more innovative and inclusive approach to employability activities in Northern Ireland. ENTER NOW
INVESTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY AWARDFor the business that best works in partnership with local communities to address long-term social and economic needs. ENTER NOW
ONE-TO-WATCH AWARDFor a *recently joined* Business in the Community member that has made significant progress in the development and implementation of its CR strategy *This category is open to members who joined from January 2018 onwards only. ENTER NOW
RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL INNOVATION AWARDFor the organisation that can best demonstrate how it has used digital solutions in a project or initiative that in turn tackle a social or environmental issue. ENTER NOW
RESPONSIBLE PRODUCT/SERVICE AWARDRecognising organisations that are developing innovative products or services that inspire responsible customer behaviour and encourage more sustainable lifestyle. ENTER NOW
WELLBEING AT WORK AWARDFor the organisation that demonstrates excellence in inspiring and supporting its employees to prioritise their health and wellbeing and embrace positive lifestyle choices. ENTER NOW