Our national Marketplace Sustainability programme aims to ensure that businesses have a clear vision of how they can make a proportionate and profitable contribution to achieving a high quality and sustainable lifestyle for all.
Our Community Investment programme is committed to supporting UK businesses to develop a diverse, skilled and healthy workforce that actively volunteers in the community.
We promote volunteering as a core business value among North West businesses, many of whom have committed to give their employees time off to support local communities and schools, including taking part in Give & Gain Day, the UK's only national day of employee volunteering.
Business Class is a Government-endorsed national programme that engages business to support young people facing social disadvantage by forming long-term partnerships with schools.
Ready For Work is a national programme that engages business to support disadvantaged groups, particularly people who have experienced homelessness, into employment..
Get Ready! is a Business in the Community-led partnership programme that complements Ready For Work, engaging business to provide early opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness to build skills and confidence for employment.
Each year our national Responsible Business Awards recognise the achievements of companies that are at the forefront of responsible business practice.
Last year 19 businesses in the North West were recognised for their outstanding achievements. These included eight national Big Tick awards, eight re-accreditations for previous Big Tick winners who demonstrated the continuing impact of their initiatives, and three Local Impact awards.
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The national Business Connectors programme aims to increase the positive impact of business in local communities by harnessing expertise from business to tackle local needs.
In the North West, Business Connectors will help us scale up our support to local communities and address the urgent challenges on our doorstep, building capacity and brokering relationships at grass roots level in some of the North West’s most disadvantaged communities.