We work with government decision-makers, academics, the media and other stakeholders to ensure responsible business practice remains on the political agenda and to communicate the positive work business is already doing.
The Prime Minister at The Communities Summit in February 2012
Through our international partners, we work with the European Union as well as international agencies to share our knowledge and expertise of working with business on responsible business issues.
BITC also works with internationally focused UK Government departments such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on issues such as human rights, international disaster relief and international supply chain transparency.
Our campaigns work across UK government departments on a range of responsible business issues. Our work includes supporting the Department for Work and Pensions through Generation Talent; the Cabinet Office on volunteering and the supporting the social sector; the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on responsible business policy, diversity, enterprise and; the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on natural capital and rural resilience.
In Parliament, we work with MPs and Lords to ensure that the work that Business in the Community undertakes is known and recognised as best practice. We also work closely with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Corporate Responsibility. Set up with support from Business in the Community in 2005, the group exists to raise the awareness of Corporate Responsibility with Parliamentarians.
In Wales, our Cardiff office works with the Welsh Government and Assembly Members to support the growth of responsible business within Welsh companies.
In Northern Ireland, our Belfast office works with the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly to promote responsible business practice, and raise the awareness of responsible business activity across the political spectrum.
Through our network of local offices around the UK, and through the programmes we deliver at a community level, we work with Local Authorities, Councillors and Members of Parliament to bring about the greatest impact at a local level.
Supported by BITC since its formation in 2001, the group promotes debate and understanding of corporate social and environmental responsibility amongst parliamentarians.