Responsible Business Awards in Scotland

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

 

GEEL Medical Services - Delivering Dignity through Healthcare
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

By taking healthcare into the community GEEL Medical Services is working to reduce the maternal mortality rate in rural Uganda and helping girls delay motherhood.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
GSK (GlaxoSmithKline Plc) – GSK and Save the Children partnership. Credit: Allan Gichigi/ Save the Children
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

GSK and Save the Children have reached 1.3 million children across 37 countries with lifesaving medical interventions since the launch of their global partnership in 2013.Working as equal partners, the collaboration is bringing both organisations new insights and...

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
Pollinate Energy - Pollinate Energy Business Model
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

By installing solar lamps, stoves, and water filters Pollinate Energy is delivering safe, green, affordable electricity to urban communities in India and growing its business at the same time.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
Primark - Sustainable Cotton Programme
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

As part of Primark's aim to use only sustainably produced cotton the company is training farmers in India to adopt more sustainable methods, enabling them to increase their income while reducing fertiliser and pesticide use.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
Children learning about science through EDF Energy's Big Energy Project
The Education Award, Finalist, 2016

EDF Energy’s Big Energy Project has shown students, teachers and the wider public how to reduce their energy consumption and save money. The project also teaches valuable employment skills.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:30
Categories: Education
Ford of Britain and Robert Clack School Partnership
The Education Award, Finalist, 2016

Pupils aged 11-18 in one of the poorest areas of the UK are receiving practical and financial support thanks to a partnership between car maker Ford and Robert Clack School.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:30
Categories: Education
IBM Summer School for Computing Subject Leaders
The Education Award, Finalist, 2016

Through a programme of Summer Schools run by computing giant IBM, 1,000 teachers have developed their computing skills, enabling them to improve the teaching of the new computing curriculum for 30,000 primary school pupils. The project aims to create the next generation of...

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:30
Categories: Education
Children with a mentor from the Rothschild Schools Partnership
The Education Award, Finalist, 2016

Children from one of Britain’s poorest areas are improving their prospects of finding work thanks to a partnership between investment bank Rothschild and schools in deprived East London schools.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:30
Categories: Education
Children learning about science and engineering through Siemens' Curiosity Project
The Education Award, Finalist, 2016

Siemens integrated programme aims to inspire the next generation of engineers. The Curiosity Project is playing a role in nurturing the five million new STEM graduates the UK will need in coming years.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:30
Categories: Education
bmVJ - Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Wellbeing check-up
The Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award, Finalist, 2016

Joint venture BmJV used its Health, Safety and Wellbeing programme to deliver a number of initiatives, including free health checks, briefings, and safety incentives to improve the health and wellbeing of their workers and made savings through reduced absence.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:00
debbie&andrews' - community microsponsorship scheme: Suffolk Young Farmers
The Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award, Finalist, 2016

Grassroots fundraising, local community engagement and volunteering in the countryside are being supported by a £45,000 micro sponsorship scheme set up by quality sausage maker debbie&andrew’s.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:00
H Weston & Sons - Grow our own: The Weston workforce outside their cider making buildings
The Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award, Finalist, 2016

Local farmers are being encouraged to grow more apples and pears as part of H. Weston & Sons’ Grow Our Own project which aims to secure a sustainable high quality supply for the company's ciders.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:00
Marks & Spencer - Mental Wellbeing Initiative: An inflatable elephant in a room
The Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award, Finalist, 2016

Marks & Spencer started a conversation with its colleagues about mental wellbeing to help create a workplace culture in which people can be themselves and to raise awareness of the support available.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:00
Visualsoft - creating a culture of trust - Finalists in the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award
The Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award, Finalist, 2016

Digital agency Visualsoft gives employees complete control over where they work and what hours, as long as they meet their targets, leading to higher employee engagement, greater client satisfaction, and increased financial turnover. 

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 13:00
Skipton Building Society - for the life ahead: Information point about the Skipton Building Society's Retirement Index
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Finalist, 2016

Skipton Building Society has launched initiatives to contribute to the wider social debate around the often confusing world of retirement, drive awareness of the issues and be a strong and positive force for change.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 12:30
Categories: Healthy Communities

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Kate Hinder, Business in the Community ScotlandKate Hinder
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Business in the Community Scotland
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