In response to members’ feedback, we have revised our approach to benchmarking and performance management. Part of this work has included developing a new Responsible Business Tracker©, generously supported by Sky. We are also grateful to Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at the University of Birmingham for their assistance.
The Responsible Business Tracker© answers the question: how good is the company at responsible business?
The Tracker is aligned with the Global Goals (launched in 2015 by the United Nations as the Sustainable Development Goals) and has been created in consultation with over 200 companies, NGOs, government and international partners. It provides a robust validation process. Feedback is customised to the company and can be used to inform an action plan with the help of a BITC adviser. This support enables businesses to benefit from the collective knowledge and experiences of all participants, and to tap into the expertise of BITC and our partner organisations.
We believe that the Responsible Business Tracker© is unique. It covers the whole responsible business agenda; aligns with the Global Goals; caters for medium and large businesses in all sectors; and is suitable for both listed and unlisted businesses. It will also offer not just a gap analysis, but also benchmarking and recognition.
Business in the Community is now piloting the Responsible Business Tracker© with 82 forerunner member companies from 26 sectors. Participating companies will trial the survey tool between September and December 2018. After completing the survey, they will receive practical tips and examples of good practice, as well as tailored advice and an action plan from a Business in the Community adviser.
To find out more please contact Alex Ferrand, Responsible Business Tracker Manager.