Good from the inside out - since 2008
The CommunityMark launched in 2007 by Business in the Community as the UK's only national standard that recognises businesses demonstrating excellence in community investment.
Establishing the CommunityMark built on our 26 years of work with the Percent Standard and the Corporate Responsibility Index. It provided new standards and forms of recognition for the next generation of developments in corporate community investment, responding to changes in the way companies were addressing issues affecting the communities they worked in.
The CommunityMark was created in consultation with representatives from the London Benchmarking Group, National Council for Volunteering Organisations, Charities Aid Foundation, Office of the Third Sector and Volunteering England. The scheme was subsequently piloted with 33 companies representing a cross section of sectors, sizes, and approaches to corporate community investment and opened for applications in October 2007.