Community Action Plans for Responsible Business (CAP-RB)

The objective of the Scottish National Action Plan for Responsible Business (SNAP-RB) is to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future for Scotland through focused, collaborative actions led by responsible business, working with government and supported by the third sector. The goal of SNAP-RB is to improve the lives of families living in poverty through the collective action of employers in Scotland.

To ensure that this action has national impact and local relevance, the SNAP-RB Leadership Group will establish Community Action Plans for Responsible Business Groups (CAP-RB Groups) which will enact and promote the activities identified and led by SNAP-RB and adapt these to ensure that they have the greatest impact in their communities.

CAP-RB locations

SNAP-RB proposes establishing a hub in each of Scotland’s seven cities (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow Inverness, Perth and Stirling) as well as one to three additional hubs for rural activity focused on the highlands, islands and the borders.

Each of these hubs will be led by a business leader who will chair the group.

Members will include local authorities, local businesses from a range of relevant sectors - including large businesses and SMEs - and third sector organisations as appropriate.

Role of CAP-RB within SNAP-RB

The role of CAP-RB groups within SNAP-RB is to amplify national messages and provide local context for these, to support and promote nationally-led activities within their communities and to provide local feedback as to the relevance and impact of these activities in order to guide the SNAP-RB leadership group as it reviews its policies and adapts to new realities.

If you would like more information about CAP-RB, then please call Cynthia Fry, Campaign Manager, on 0131 451 1118 or e-mail cynthia.fry@bitc.org.uk