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BITC Cymru responds to the publication of Prosperity for All

Responding to the publication of Prosperity for All: The National Strategy from the Welsh Government, Matt Appleby (Director, Business in the Community Cymru) said: “Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru works with companies of all sizes and sectors to help build a fairer and more sustainable Wales and wholly agrees that prosperity is not just about material wealth."

“Our work already crosses over with many of the key priorities set out in Prosperity for All, including bringing schools and businesses together, helping employers implement wellbeing programmes, getting businesses ready for the fourth industrial revolution, helping build long-lasting relationships between businesses and community groups and working with employers of all sizes and sectors to ensure they are committed to protecting Welsh natural resources for future generations.

“BITC Cymru is looking forward to the publication of more details in the upcoming Economic Action Plan. However, our organisation welcomes the commitment to a radical new approach to securing a more inclusive economic future for Wales. 

“BITC Cymru has the skills, experience and practical, business-orientated tools – as well as a network of responsible employers – to make this new approach happen. The ‘New Economic Contract’, Fair Work Commission and commitments to ethical employment are already central to what we do. The aspirations set out in the new national strategy are everyone’s business and BITC Cymru is ready to bring the power and potential of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network in Wales to bear, to help achieve a fairer, more sustainable and prosperous Wales.”

The Welsh Government strategy Prosperity for All is available online here.