Asda named NI Responsible Company of the Year by Business in the Community

A mass celebration of responsible business took place in Belfast yesterday [Thursday 31 May 2012] with Asda Northern Ireland picking up the coveted NI Responsible Company of the Year Award.


Five businesses from across Northern Ireland also achieved UK Big Tick Awards for their responsible business practice and a further six were recognised with Regional Impact Awards.

Sponsored by Electric Ireland and in association with Ulster Business Magazine, the annual awards highlight the best examples of the positive impact of businesses that are doing the right thing with their people, for the planet and in the places in which they operate. The regional winners were:

NI Responsible Company of the Year 2012, sponsored by Allstate Northern Ireland:

Asda Northern Ireland

Environmental Improvement Award, sponsored by Translink:

Queen’s University Belfast

Employer of Choice Award, sponsored by BT:

Asda Northern Ireland

Local Community Impact Award, sponsored by LBM:

Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland

Education Partner Award, sponsored by Northgate Managed Services:

Greiner Packaging

Most Responsible Small Business Award, sponsored by Electric Ireland:


Sustained Impact Award, sponsored by Invest NI:

Musgrave Retail Partners

The 2012 national winners were:

  • Allstate Northern Ireland for ways2work Award
  • Northgate Managed Services for Elmfield Training: Workplace Talent & Skills Award

Reaccredited from 2011

  • Adelaide Insurance for Jaguar Land Rover Building Stronger Communities Award
  • Phoenix Gas for Santander Small Company of the Year Award
  • Translink for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Climate Change Award

It’s an exceptional year for Phoenix Gas as this latest re-accreditation means it is has achieved seven Big Ticks in the past seven years, more than any other organisation across the UK.

Commenting on the event, Paul Rooney, Chair of Business in the Community Northern Ireland said: “Our winners have demonstrated innovation, creativity in tackling some of our biggest societal challenges, powerful collaboration and effective leadership.

The diverse nature of the projects recognised highlights the powerful impact created when businesses and communities connect to meet local needs. All of our winners really are using their businesses as a force for good.”

Commenting on the awards, Susan Kinane, Managing Director from awards sponsor Electric Ireland, said: “I congratulate the businesses which have achieved an award. These organisations have put corporate responsibility at the heart of their businesses and are continuing to make a positive impact on their employees, partners, local communities and the environment.

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