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
Schlüter-Systems Ltd is reducing stress and increasing engagement in its workforce by introducing flexible working, health checks, management mental health training, counselling, and a better office environment.
Spirent Communications has launched a scheme within its Positioning Technologies Division to plug the tech skills gap and encourage a younger, more diverse workforce to take up science and technology jobs.
The Bank of England is improving staff wellbeing through a strategic approach, and a three-pronged ‘Think well, live well, be well” initiative.
The Bereavement Centre offers free one-to-one counselling, support groups and memorial services to all of those who are grieving in the Portsmouth area. The Centre also provides training for those who deal with the bereaved.
what3words' simple global address system supports people to access aid and finance, organisations to evaluate their programmes, and businesses to deliver services while building the company's reputation for social impact.
Welsh Water delivers safe reliable drinking water and sanitation to 3.2 million people across Wales, Herefordshire and Deeside. Its not-for-profit operating model allows it to return all benefits to its customers and the environment.
Capital Network Solutions is a values-led cybersecurity and network business operating in South Wales. It promotes as well as embraces the solution it sells and puts making the right choice at the heart of its...
n-ergy delivers vocational training and employability sessions each year to around 3,000 inmates within 30 prisons to give them a better chance of finding work after they’re released. The programme also helps ex-offenders secure sustainable employment.
By 2020, Kingspan Group aims to effectively take no energy from the national grid by becoming energy neutral. As well as using renewable energy to save money, the firm will be fighting climate change.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has fully embraced the Government’s Greening Government Commitments, and so is striving to reduce its environmental impact with a number of ambitious targets.
Civil engineering company Carillion is using a road development project as a catalyst to deliver social benefits for South Wales. Working with local groups, the project is providing investment, employment, training and apprenticeships.
The ACT Schools project is changing the lives of young people in Cardiff who have previously had difficulties in the education system. Its holistic approach is helping pupils complete school and find their first job.
Welsh Water is educating its future customers and prospective employees about what it does and why it does it, through a holistic and broad spectrum approach.