Business in the Community stands for responsible business. Set up in Northern Ireland in 1989, we now have over 260 members and are the largest business-led coalition dedicated to corporate responsibility.
We are part of a UK-wide organisation with over 850 members and the unique ability to convene senior business leaders to tackle key social issues and use their skills and resources as a force for good. We also have a sister organisation in Dublin, enabling us to engage effectively with businesses that have an all-Ireland perspective.
The global accessibility of information and the instant reach of social networks make business transparency and corporate responsibility more important than ever. Today’s consumers are increasingly interested in business and they want to know how companies make their money and how they affect society and the environment.
Our membership continues to grow as more companies realise that just saying they are committed to being socially responsible is not enough. They now also understand that membership of Business in the Community is the most effective way of turning that commitment into action.
…is to challenge and support business to be a force for good.
It would be wrong for us to encourage companies to act responsibly without proactively ensuring that our own impact on our People, the Planet and the Places where we operate wasn’t as good as it could be.
We pride ourselves on setting and achieving high standards and we do constantly challenge ourselves to do more, while sharing what we do with others in order to inspire and encourage. We also measure our success and commit to continually improving, as evidenced by our attainment of standards such as Investor in People and BS8555.
Business in the Community’s values commit us to be focused, passionate, pioneering, collaborative, and to act with integrity. We strive to ensure that what we do internally is aligned to the asks that we make of our members. For information on how we Walk the Talk click here. To view Business in the Community’s Environmental Policy click here and to view the Eco Team’s Action Plan click here.