The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) in the UK has launched its 2016 National Responsible Business Champions award.
The Co-Chairs of the Group Baroness (Sally) Greengross and Jonathan Djanogly MP have written to all MPs inviting them to nominate companies as their Constituency Responsible Business Champions.
Only MPs can nominate companies as their Constituency Responsible Business Champions, which distinguishes this scheme from other business awards.
In selecting this year's champion, the judging panel will be looking for companies which are addressing a range of issues including supporting the local community; investing in healthy workplaces; offering apprenticeships and training to all age groups and promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.
Baroness Greengross commented: “I am delighted that the criteria that will be used this year by our Parliamentary judging panel to select the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion complements the Government’s Fuller Working Lives agenda.
"These are issues that have been dear to my heart for many years. It is important that our workplaces reflect the diversity in our nation and make best use of the talents of all our people – including older people – if we are to achieve the success of which British companies are capable."
The APCRG Responsible Business Champion scheme is being supported by National Grid, one of the first Associate members of the APCRG and Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the Year 2014/15.
Further information about the scheme is available here.