The Responsible Business Awards

Award workshops

Ten out of ten!Come to one of our free workshops across the UK and find out what goes into a winning entry.  Open to all, member and non-member alike.


The 2017 Responsible Business Award categories

The highest accolade from the Prince's Responsible Business Network, awarded to the business that best demonstrates that it is returning long-term value creation to all by integrating purpose beyond profit and holding responsible behavior at its heart.
Recognising companies delivering responsible business programmes and adapting activities in the face of digital innovation, and capitalising on digital opportunities through responsible business practice.
Recognising businesses which support SMEs to be more resilient, helping them prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies including natural catastrophes or cyber disruption.
Recognising businesses that can demonstrate positive impact against one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Recognising business initiatives that power opportunities to deliver long term social and economic benefits to their communities through the investment of time, money, skills and resources.
Recognising businesses that are improving access to good quality employment for young people and excluded groups.
Recognising businesses that are leading on effective use of natural resources by nurturing healthy ecosystems and helping to tackle climate change.
Recognising the best UK school-business programmes that are working to ensure that all young people, regardless of postcode or family income, are able to build successful working lives.
Recognising businesses that are adapting for the future by responding to our ageing population and intergenerational workplaces.
Recognising business’ unique contribution to addressing international disasters, helping communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Profile your award achievement to your stakeholders for two more years by reaccrediting. If your business was a winner, highly commended, finalist or shortlisted in 2016, or reaccredited a 2015 award last year, you can apply for a reaccreditation in 2017.

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Need some help?

Our staff are on hand throughout the Awards entry period to advise and help.

If your company is a member of Business in the Community, your corporate adviser will also be able to help you with queries about the Awards.  Additionally, you can contact the Awards team directly during office hours.

Telephone: 0207 566 8735


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Got a question?

The most commonly asked questions are covered in our FAQ - here are some common query areas:

Eligibility criteria

How the Awards work

How the Awards are assessed

Costs of entry


Technical queries

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The Responsible Business Awards

2017 Awards: Dates for your diary

1 November - Award categories revealed
16 November 2016 – Open to entries
November and December 2016 – Awards workshops
10 February 2017 (5pm GMT) – Entry deadline

7-9 March 2017 Assessment days (stage one), hosted by Barclays
W/C 24 April 2017 Shortlist announced in RB Week
9-11 May 2017 Judging days (stage two), hosted by Hogan Lovells
June 2017 – Finalists announced and celebratory events across the UK
4 July 2017 – Annual Responsible Business Gala, London

Key contact

Gunther Jancke
Head of Awards

T: + 44 (0)20 7566 8735

This year's winners

Watch the stories and read the case studies of all our winners of the Responsible Business Awards 2016 on our Winners' Portal.

See what it will take to become a winner in 2017...

Veolia - Responsible Business of the Year 2016


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