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
As well as helping to 'keep the lights on' during the Ebola crisis, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's pro bono work in Sierra Leone helped to establish the firm as a leader in the field.
Hogan Lovells International LLP partners with NGOs to tackle global development issues through its Sustainable Development Programme, which helps boost its brand recognition and client base.
HSBC have built a reputation for climate action through water and sanitation programmes, research into climate change solutions, investment in innovation, and training for future leaders in sustainability.
More than 21,000 jobless young people have been helped into employment or training by the Opportunity Partnership, a £30m scheme run by HSBC in collaboration with charities.
By investing in renewable energy the Lanchester Group has become a carbon minus company and made itself an appealing choice for consumers concerned about environmental impact.
Thousands of young people from inner city London boroughs are supported into employment or university every year by Lloyd's Community Programme, which has been running for over 26 years.
London Stansted Airport is pioneering new performance technologies, using satellite navigation, which can reduce the noise impacts on residents living around the airport, by helping aircraft to fly more accurately.
By delivering leadership training to their supply chain workforce Marks and Spencers are supporting local communities and building a more resilient business.
Young people with learning disabilities are finding work opportunities thanks to the EmployAbility – Let’s Work Together internship programme run by National Grid.
Nationwide is the world’s largest building society, with over 15 million customers, 17,000 employees and 700 branches in the UK. The company believes that by focusing on doing the right thing for customers and operating with fairness, honesty and transparency, a business can...
NH Hotel Group is a major business hotel chain, operating almost 400 hotels in 29 countries across Europe, America and Africa. The Group has integrated its corporate responsibility commitments into every part of the business.
In the wake of the Nepal earthquake, NRS International worked with local partners and engaged their staff, allowing them to quickly deliver relief where it was most needed.
Software company Oracle 'Mind Over Matters' campaign connects their workforce with wellbeing resources and mental health support, enabling the company to save just under £1m from reduced absence.
The life and work prospects of hundreds of London's most vulnerable young people have been improved and Pinsent Masons has gained access to a rich pool of untapped talent.
Royal Mail Group are working in partnership to improve employee wellbeing across their workforce of 143,000 employees, challenging mental health stigma and reducing days lost to sick leave.