The Awards identify and celebrate businesses from across Wales that are making a positive impact in their communities, schools, supply chains and workplaces.
The Winners of the Responsible Business Awards in Wales were announced at the Wales Responsible Business Gala Dinner on 30 June.
Rosie Sweetman, Director, Business in the Community Cymru considers this year's Awards.
It strikes me that the importance of this year’s awards is heightened by the fact that they’re taking place at an important time for trust in business. Since the financial crisis, there’s been a perception that the interests of business and society have become misaligned. Whether or not this is truly the case, it does present a challenge for business and leaders because trust gives business licence to operate and also underpins commercial success.
This year’s Awards entries appeared live to this challenge and increasingly sought to articulate the purpose beyond profit of the companies behind them – ultimately explaining their commitment to responsible business as driven by their core purpose.
Winners of the Responsible Business Awards in Wales 2016
Every day Wales & West Utilities does its very best to keep 7.5 million customers safe and warm, with a gas network they can rely on and a level of service they can trust.
Using innovation and ethical business practices, Dr Zigs has turned bubbles into profit. Constantly updating its products and manufacturing process, the firm is changing the world, one bubble at a time.
The Dragon LNG Darwin Experience (DLNGDE) uses field trips and hands-on activities to engage pupils, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, in technology-related career paths.
GE Aviation Wales offers apprenticeships in both engineering and business administration. The programmes provide excellent opportunities for young people and guarantees talent for the future of the engineering industry.
GE Aviation Wales is working with two local schools to provide mentoring support for pupils who are in danger of failing GCSE maths. The jet engineering firm is proving that maths doesn’t have to be rocket science.
Financial services company Admiral has launched a programme, Ministry of Health, which aims to create an overall welfare structure for the business by pulling together different aspects of support for staff.