Responsible Business Awards 2020

The Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards

For over 20 years Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards have showcased transformational stories of businesses taking real action to build thriving communities. Each year, the Awards celebrate those businesses demonstrating strong, inclusive leadership, who continuously innovate to tackle pressing social issues and repair and rebuild our planet.

The 2020 Responsible Business Champions have demonstrated their full commitment to the responsible business agenda during times of extreme and testing change. Each Champion exemplifies best practice that can motivate and inspire others. Their work is more important than ever as businesses adjust to the new normal and work to build back responsibly

Find out about the Responsible Business Awards Wales 2020.

Responsible Business Champions 2020 – read their stories

Age Friendly Employer Award

These businesses are demonstrating a strong commitment to an aging workforce. Responding to the opportunities and challenges involved in an ageing workforce and creating workplaces where people of all ages can thrive.

Read their stories:


Landmarc Support Services

Punter Southall Aspire

Connected Places Award

These businesses are addressing long-term social, economic and environmental needs of communities that are important to them. These businesses work collaboratively with other organisations across the public, private and social sectors.

Read their stories:

Heron Bros


The Midcounties Co-op


Bupa Health and Wellbeing Award

These businesses are embedding health and wellbeing into their culture, creating good work that enhances the wellbeing of everyone. 

Read their stories:

Bank of England

BT Group

John Lewis Partnership

National Grid UK Businesses

Nationwide Building Society

Royal Mail Group

Education Partnerships Award

These businesses are exceptional examples of business and/or education partnerships that address educational inequality.  

Read their stories:

adi Group

Burges Salmon LLP

Computercenter UK Ltd

FTI Consulting

Gender Equality Award

Businesses drawn from the entries to The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, which that enable women to reach their full potential in the workforce. 

SCS Railway



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Race Equality Award

Businesses who recognise that having inclusive workplaces reflect the rich diversity of talent in the UK. They also ensure all recruitment processes are free from discrimination, racial bias and attract diverse talent. 

Read their stories:


Enterprise Rent-A-Car


Unipart Outstanding Employment Award

Awarded to businesses who are removing barriers to work and helping people to thrive in their professions and careers. 

Read their stories:

Efficiency North

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Heathrow Airport Limited


Lincolnshire Co-operative


UPS Environmental Sustainability Award

For businesses that are innovating across their value chain to repair and sustain our planet.

Read their stories:

Lavazza Professional UK


Northumbrian Water Group

Octopus Energy


How the BITC Responsible Business Awards are aligned with the
The Responsible Business Tracker®

The Responsible Business Awards 2020 are aligned with BITC’s Responsible Business Tracker®. Application has been through an online platform and entrants were asked core questions about their responsible business activities broadly, as well as specific questions about their chosen award category. Following an assessment of their online applications, those selected as finalists in their chosen category, will be invited to present to a panel of external experts in their field.

have our champion stories inspired you to build back responsibly?

Bupa, sponsors of the Bupa Health and Wellbeing Awards congratulate the 2020 Responsible Business Champions
Hear from Unipart: sponsor of the Business in the Community Outstanding Employment Award
The Responsible Business Awards and GDPR

All entries were processed in accordance with our privacy statement.
Free to enter, the 2020 awards have been open to all private sector companies, firms, LLPs and partnerships of any size. Public sector businesses were able to apply if they were BITC members.