Responsible Business Week (23-27 April 2018) is an annual awareness campaign which celebrates the brighter side of business by sharing great responsible business success stories.
Companies achieving the CommunityMark recognise that investing time, skills and resource into communities not only benefits those communities but bring long-term sustainable returns for their company.
Since achieving CommunityMark recognition in 2013, Wates Group has launched its long-term framework for sustainability, Reshaping Tomorrow. One of the pillars of this strategy, Tomorrow’s Communities, focuses on working in partnership to unlock potential and leave a lasting legacy in the communities in which Wates works.
London Stansted Airport has a strong and comprehensive model for engaging with local and regional stakeholders in order to understand and address community needs.
Linklaters’ global community investment programme seeks to ensure that all members of staff are acting as trusted advisers, valued colleagues, engaged professionals, and good neighbours. The firm has demonstrated a sound global strategy which provides a framework for its global community investment activities, while also being flexible enough to work with local communities to address local issues.
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, a commercial organisation with a charitable purpose, has embedded its community investment strategy within the organisation’s work. It has achieved high levels of staff engagement, supporting support a culture of responsibility and engagement in-line with its business strategy.
HEINEKEN has been doing more to engage colleagues in sustainability and partnerships. This Report is published in the words of HEINEKEN colleagues who are bringing the company’s commitments to life.
JTI attained the CommunityMark in recognition of its strategic approach to identifying social need. This approach is complemented, and brought to life, by exceptional employee involvement which includes employee committees which engage with local partners, skills based volunteering and additional fundraising.
KPMG has chosen to focus its support where its key strengths and resources can have the most effect. In 2014, it supported over 12,000 young people through programmes such as Work Ready and Teach First Career Insight sessions. KPMG has also committed to improve access into accountancy for young people from socially deprived backgrounds.
Community impact is intrinsically linked to Camelot UK Lotteries’ core business, with The National Lottery generating, on average, over £34 million a week for good causes across the UK. Camelot’s community engagement strategy focuses on responsible play and social inclusion, as well as local employability-focused projects around its HQ in Watford.
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