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

 

Barclays Bank - Barclays Multigenerational Programme
Championing an Ageing Workforce Award, Finalist, 2016

Barclays has brought greater diversity to their workforce, gained insight into their older customer base, and created new opportunities for older workers through apprenticeships, flexible working, role models and digital skills champions.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:30
Steelite International - Age friendly culture: A Steelite employee at work
Championing an Ageing Workforce Award, Finalist, 2016

Steelite International's diverse workforce ensures that vital skills are handed down from one generation to the next.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:30
McKinsey and Company - Work Ready Programme: Young people in an employability workshop
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Finalist, 2016

People affected by homelessness are being helped into employment by the McKinsey & Company‘s Work Ready Programme. The training scheme builds skills and confidence in both the trainees and existing staff.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:00
Categories: Employment
The sign at Brigade, PwC's social enterprise restaurant and bar
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award and The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition of Sir John Peace, Finalist, 2016

The lives of 850 homeless people in London have been transformed by PwC’s social enterprise restaurant, Brigade.  Previously disadvantaged people have been helped to gain skills, confidence and employment. 

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:00
Wates Group - Building Futures: A participant in the Building Futures programme
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Finalist, 2016

The Building Futures programme has helped hundreds of young jobseekers gain the skills to pursue careers in construction and beyond.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Asda Environmental Leadership Award, Shortlisted, 2016

By investing in new technologies, reusing waste products, and valuing biodiversity, food producer ABP UK has reduced its energy and water usage and gained a competitive edge.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Asda Environmental Leadership Award, Shortlisted, 2016

Affinity Water protects rivers in their area and preserves future water supply by working with schools and communities to reduce consumption, carrying out river works, and tackling pollution.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Asda Environmental Leadership Award, Shortlisted, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) is funding solutions to climate change through Green Bonds and building their name as a leader in environmental finance.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award, Shortlisted, 2016

Barclays has strategically focused on employee wellbeing to sustainably enhance its performance and reputation, while exemplifying Barclays’ Values and making a really positive impact on the lives of those who work there.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Shortlisted, 2016

Blue Badge company, where half the staff have first-hand experience of disability, is reaping the rewards for its recruitment policy. The company is boosting both lives and the bottom line.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Categories: Employment
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Shortlisted, 2016

Boyner Holding A.Ş is building the skills and confidence of young women raised in care, challenging discrimination, and growing employee engagement and expertise through volunteering.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Shortlisted, 2016

Cargill, Inc. are ensuring a sustainable supply of quality cocoa by supporting local cooperative leaders in Côte d’Ivoire with management training and coaching.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Asda Environmental Leadership Award, Shortlisted, 2016

EDF Energy are tackling the STEM skills shortage and investing in tomorrow's engineers through educational programmes about sustainable energy. 

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Shortlisted, 2016

People with disabilities are developing the skills they need to find work thanks to Steps into Work, an internship programme run by EDF Energy.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Categories: Employment
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award, Shortlisted, 2016

ERIKS Industrial Services Ltd brought their global workforce together through a healthy lifestyle challenge which boosted engagement as well as employee wellbeing.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00

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Key Contact

Kate Hinder, Business in the Community ScotlandKate Hinder
Head of Communications


Business in the Community Scotland
T: 0131 451 1112
E:
kate.hinder@bitc.org.uk

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