International Awards

At Business in the Community we run two awards for companies which are operating responsible business practices internationally.

The Unilever Global Development Award

Part of our Responsible Business Awards, the Unilever Gloabl Development Award recognises businesses that can demonstrate positive impact against one or more of the United National Millennium Development Goals.

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The International Disaster Relief Award supported by DFID

Recognising businesses that have positively addressed the immediate after effect of international disasters.

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Insights from past award winners

Citi International Award 2013

The International Award recognised businesses that demonstrated positive impact against one or more of the United National Millennium Development Goals in 2012. Find out more

The European CSR Award Scheme - This award scheme was for large or small companies who made a positive impact in Europe through innovative, multi-stakeholder CSR partnerships in 2012. Read the case studies

The European Employee Volunteering Awards - The European Employee Volunteering Awards, which ran during 2011, recognised companies of all sizes across Europe that have developed schemes that help people facing barriers to work increase their employability skills. Read the case studies

2015 Award stories

Graffiti removal in Bracknell using a 3M product donated to the local community
Jaguar Land Rover Marketplace Sustainability Leadership Award, Big Tick 2013, Reaccredited 2014, 2015.

3M UK saves £2.4 million a year and cuts greenhouse emissions by 72% since 1990 by adopting sustainable business practices.

Published: June 2013
Categories: Environment, Marketplace
A.F. Blakemore & Son - A.F. Blakemore Education Matters Programme
Education Award, supported by UKCES 2014, Shortlisted, Reaccredited 2015, 2016

A.F. Blakemore supports schoolchildren in deprived areas where its staff live and work – improving their confidence, attainment and behaviour, while developing a pool of motivated future employees.


Published: June 2014
Anglian Water outdoor display
Engaging Customers on Sustainability Award 2014, Big Tick, Winner, Reaccredited 2015, 2016.

Anglian Water implemented the Keep It Clear campaign to educate customers on the disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG) as part of its Love Every Drop strategy.

Published: June 2014
Asda trainees
Inspiring Young Talent Award 2014, Big Tick, Highly Commended, Reaccredited 2015, 2016

Customers are at the core of Asda’s business and it is proud of being in the heart of the communities it operates in. Many of these communities are seriously affected by youth unemployment and Asda has created the Opportunities for all Communities programme to offer a range...

Published: June 2014
BHP Billiton operations in Chile
Sustainable Supply Chain Award, Big Tick 2013, Re-accredited 2014, 2015

BHP Billiton invests in transforming opportunities for suppliers in Chile and achieves $121 million cost savings, while supporting projects that reduce environmental impact.

Published: June 2013
Birmingham City University - Eco Campus
Sustainable Products and Services Award 2014, Big Tick, Reaccredited, 2015

Since 2009 Birmingham City University has led a focused programme of environmental improvements across its campuses with a view to improve its environmental performance and raising awareness of key issues amongst staff and students.

Published: June 2014
Categories: Environment, Marketplace
Blakemore staff team
ASDA Enterprise Growth Award 2014, Big Tick, Winner, Reaccredited 2015, 2016

Blakemore Fine Foods helps small food and drink producers grow by providing them with logistics, business and technical support. This has boosted sales and opened up new markets.

Published: June 2014
A Blakemore driver delivering stock
Sustainable Products and Services Award 2014, Big Tick, Shortlisted, Reaccredited, 2015, 2016

Blakemore Logistics has identified two key environmental impacts and made strategic investments and operational changes to embed environmental sustainability into its core services. This includes reducing  CO2 emissions and waste to landfill through stakeholder engagement...

Published: June 2014
Categories: Environment, Marketplace
Rise Up Student showcasing advertising campaign on cyber bulling
Education Award supported by UKCES, Big Tick 2013, Reaccredited 2014, 2015

BNP Paribas improves staff engagement through employee volunteers coaching young people in Westminster who are at risk of disengagement from education or unemployment.

Published: June 2013
Inspiring Young Talent Award 2014, Big Tick, Reaccredited, 2015, 2016

Boots’ Let’s Inspire Initiative provides young people with the chance to access employment or further education opportunities by offering work placements, apprenticeships and graduate programmes.

Published: June 2014
Boots Botanics range - one of the product ranges benefiting from the Sustainability Assessment
Sustainable Products and Services Award, Big Tick 2014, Reaccredited 2015

Boots UK has developed the pioneering Product Sustainability Assessment (PSA) that improves the sustainability of its products across the entire product lifecycle.

Published: June 2014
Categories: Environment
Bouygues UK - Emergency Architect International Partnership
International Disaster Relief Award 2014 - Big Tick, Shortlisted, Reaccredited, 2015.

Bouygues UK send volunteers to work with Emergency Architects in Haiti using their skills to help local people rebuild services and their lives.

Published: June 2014
South East Local Impact Award Winner 2013 planter
South East Local Impact Awards, Building Stronger Communities, Winner 2013, Reaccredited 2014. 2015

British Land aims to implement its Community Charter at all major properties by 2015.  This includes building local relationships and addressing local issues, such as that of young carers in Westminster who have been supported by the art: space project.

Published: June 2013
Awards 2014 Big Tick planter
Arts and Business Corporate Responsibility Award, Finalist 2014, Reaccredited 2015, 2016.

New Diorama Theatre was built by British Land, as part of the Regent’s Place campus, following consultation with local residents that revealed a need for a high-quality theatre building to act as a creative hub, promoting cohesion and providing a resource for the entire...

Published: May 2014
British Land logo
Yorkshire & Humber Local impact Awards: Building Stronger Communities, Winner 2013, Reaccredited 2014, 2015

In 2007, the high level of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) was a major issue for Hull. Together with The Prince’s Trust, we therefore piloted a new Get into Retail programme at St Stephen’s in 2007, enabling unemployed young people to benefit...

Published: June 2013
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