Health and wellbeing are key components of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Map. In the context of responsible business, the aim of the model is to help businesses create environments where individuals and organisations can be at their best by taking a preventative, whole-person, whole-organisation approach to health and wellbeing.
It is evidence based, widely endorsed and positions employee health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues linked to business objectives.
Leadership sits at the heart of the model. Taking a whole organisation approach requires responsible leadership where the strategy is owned and championed by the board. This results in both collective ownership and a wellbeing strategy that is aligned to core business objectives. Our four-pronged approach is designed to create environments where employees can make accessible, well-informed healthy choices; challenging employers to think about the core components needed to build a strategy:
Inclusive culture and collaboration with stakeholders wraps the model, as they act as enablers to make a wellbeing strategy work.
Contact Business in the Community for expert advice on how to create an inclusive culture and multiply impact through stakeholders.
The digital transformation of the UK and global economy is a significant opportunity, at the same time it comes with a number of risks. Digital technologies, data and skills provide significant opportunities to develop new products, services and processes to address societal and environmental challenges. Equally, the digital revolution raises a series of challenges for a broad range of stakeholders that businesses must now address.
In order to understand and define the role of responsible business in this digital era, Business in the Community with the support of the Digital Champions Network, combines thought with action to set a new agenda for UK businesses.
We ask that businesses commit to four priorities, to ensure a sustainable, ethical and inclusive digital revolution that serves all
Simplify data practices
Make data sharing and privacy clear and visible from the start.
Build digital access, capability and confidence to allow all to benefit from the digital economy.
Enable better choices
Develop solutions that help people to make more informed decisions about their health, education and finances.
Provide digital skills and lifelong learning to create an adaptable workforce.
Create new roles, where technology complements humans, and support communities to manage the transition.
Extend employer responsibility
Provide security, job protection and benefits for the growing “gig” economy.
Design with purpose
Ensure technology reflects human values and corrects for unconscious bias.
Promote sustainable consumption
Transition to new business models that cut waste and increase asset productivity.
Partner to solve
Work cross-industry to design and scale solutions that will benefit society.
Provide digital solutions and training to achieve minimum social and environmental standards across the value chain.
Minimise the environmental impact of operations, committing to 100% renewable energy and zero e-waste.
Track, trace and resolve
Use digital technology to address corruption, exploitation and environmental harm.
1 Business in the Community (2017) A Brave New World? Why business must ensure an inclusive digital revolution.
2 Business in the Community (2017) A Brave New World? Why business must ensure an inclusive digital revolution.
3 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2016)
ICT Sector Helping to Tackle Climate Change.
Business in the Community can help your social enterprise grow. Whether you are just starting out, beginning to grow your business or really expanding your operations, our tailored support can help.
arc combines expert advice from our business partners and a carefully selected partner network to deliver the exact support you need. We will work with you to develop new business opportunities with business and government. Our support will also help you to win investment and access new finance through our finance partners. With this bespoke package of support we help social enterprises to grow and create jobs
To join the arc programme, a social enterprise must:
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers leading the way on workplace gender equality. These employers make gender equality part of their business strategy at all levels.
Each year Business in the Community (BITC) invites companies with a presence in the UK to apply by detailing how their organisations are working towards gender equality. The employers that make it onto the list are selected by gender equality experts at BITC. The list is unranked and published in alphabetical order.
The assessment process focuses on transparency, the causes behind gender gaps, what companies are doing to address these structural issues and the impact of their actions. The evaluation includes, but is not limited to, roles of senior leaders, actions to increase the representation of women in senior positions, intersectionality, supporting parents and carers, stopping bullying and harassment and what they are doing to promote gender equality outside their organisation.
In addition to making the Top 50 list entrants also have the opportunity, through one application process, to enter BITC’s Responsible Business Gender Equality Award. The award celebrates outstanding progress and examples of best practice, impact, innovation and individual achievement. Both programmes recognise the progress employers are making to create inclusive workplace cultures that enable women to reach their full potential.
It is free to enter The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. Following assessment and once the Top 50 list has been identified, there will be a promotion fee of £1,250 plus VAT in order to be included in the list and to be considered for a Business in the Community Gender Equality Award. The promotion fee includes the use of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 logo and profile in the print supplement, published on 30 April 2020, along with The Times and Sunday Times Appointments website.
Entries are submitted via an online survey hosted by Qualtrics. To enter, click the button above to email TimesTop50@bitc.org.uk and a link to the entry form will be emailed directly to you.
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Watch the ” How to Enter Video” for further information.