See which companies were Shortlisted in the Responsible Business Awards in Wales 2016 and read their stories below.
Every day Wales & West Utilities does its very best to keep 7.5 million customers safe and warm, with a gas network they can rely on and a level of service they can trust.
Using innovation and ethical business practices, Dr Zigs has turned bubbles into profit. Constantly updating its products and manufacturing process, the firm is changing the world, one bubble at a time.
The Dragon LNG Darwin Experience (DLNGDE) uses field trips and hands-on activities to engage pupils, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, in technology-related career paths.
GE Aviation Wales offers apprenticeships in both engineering and business administration. The programmes provide excellent opportunities for young people and guarantees talent for the future of the engineering industry.
GE Aviation Wales is working with two local schools to provide mentoring support for pupils who are in danger of failing GCSE maths. The jet engineering firm is proving that maths doesn’t have to be rocket science.
Financial services company Admiral has launched a programme, Ministry of Health, which aims to create an overall welfare structure for the business by pulling together different aspects of support for staff.
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 decision making.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year, Principality Building Society forged an award winning partnership with mental health charity Mind Cymru, which saw the firm improve the mental well-being of its staff members and the communities it works in.
GE Aviation Wales is looking after its staff with a programme designed to increase mental and physical wellbeing. Focusing on prevention and wellbeing, the programme is making GE and the communities it works in healthier.
Carbon Zero Renewables is expert in the installation of solar energy systems for domestic and commercial customers. The firm is showing real growth by using responsible business practices.
The Wales & West Utilities pilot project will model and map how flooding will look in the future. This will help protect properties and communities by outlining the growth of floodplains and increasing flood depth.
The following companies have demonstrated continual positive impact through a programme initially awarded in 2014 or 2015. Their award status has therefore been reaccredited.
The P&A Group of Companies has a clear commitment to being a responsible business and the comprehensive approach being taken is delivering both powerful social and commercial benefits.
Legal & General’s needs-led, strategic partnership with Pen y Dre School in Merthyr Tydfil is revolutionising pupils’ experience of the world of work, giving them contact with professionals whilst also providing development and volunteering opportunities for the company...
The collaborative approach taken by Castell Howell Foods towards strengthening its supply chain and simultaneously developing and support local SMEs has ensured growth and resilience in an important sector of the Welsh economy.
As Monmouthshire Building Society reached a significant financial milestone, the Legacy Programme was established as a model for engaging staff, building brand reputation and supporting the development of community organisations by allocating funding.
RCT Homes has successfully created a coalition of public, private and voluntary organisations to build a more resilient and viable local community, centred on the focal point of the high street.