Business in the Community Scotland’s Responsible Business Awards celebrate the very best of responsible business.
Business in the Community Scotland Responsible Business Awards are open to any business which has its headquarters / main business operation based in Scotland, or any Scottish SME. Now in its 19th year, these prestigious Awards recognise a wide range of positive business activities, from supporting rural communities, to helping young people develop skills for the future and investing in the wellbeing of employees.
Scotland Responsible Large Business of the Year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, receiving their trophy at the Scotland Responsible Business Gala Dinner and Ceilidh 2016.
The awards seek to celebrate companies who make a difference in their community by taking practical action to tackle pressing social and environmental issues.
Rigorously judged by an informed and mixed panel including politicians, business leaders and academics, the Awards celebrate those that are creating sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges.
This year’s event took place at Prestonfield, Edinburgh on 28 June 2016 - read the news story about the event - and we’re delighted to announce our winners:
Scotland Award Winners 2016
Rabbie's is an SME which continues to place environmental sustainability at the heart of its business, and which takes a holistic approach to responsible business; fostering partnerships with like-minded companies, seeking to influence others and spreading sustainable values...
EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants.
Hermes Investment Management aim to deliver excellent returns responsibly. The company has created a pledge to always put clients first, and act responsibly and transparently. Taken initially by every member of the Hermes Executive and Management Committees, the pledge is...
Financial services company State Street Corporation are working to incorporate key elements of corporate responsibility across their business strategy, through solid governance, strong reporting, operational excellence, and a focus on workforce diversity and engagement.
Élan Hair Design transformed their salon into an award-winning eco-friendly business by investing in new technologies and devising new waste management systems.
John Pulsford Associates Limited (JPA) is reducing waste and making savings by offering furniture repair and recycling services.
National Grid is working with local partners to transform the way they manage their landholdings, improving biodiversity and conservation as well as adding value to their business.
Veolia is tackling resource scarcity and climate change by challenging its staff to develop innovative products which reuse materials while opening up new revenue streams.
WSP | Parsons is making sure that its building and infrastructure projects are future fit and sustainable through research into environmental, economic and social trends.
The InterContinental Hotels Group mobilises the full resources of its hotels around the world to support communities, guests and employees in areas affected by disasters.
Smart e-Money Inc. provided a way for typhoon survivors to access critical aid payments using mobile technology, giving many their first chance to access formal banking services.
Through innovation and strong partnership Xylem Inc. have delivered clean water and sanitation to people affected by disasters worldwide, and helped them to mitigate future disaster risks.
More than 400 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have been recruited onto the life changing Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) awards programme by Amey, which provides public and regulated services across Britain.
Thanks to consultantcy PwC’s school engagement strategy, almost 6,000 young people, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, have been given the skills and confidence they need to find work.
WISE is a ground-breaking programme that educates, engages and employs young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and supports them into the world of work. Run by Whitbread, it provides opportunities in the hospitality sector.