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Call to game-changing businesses shaping the future to enter the Responsible Business Awards 2018

Business in the Community is inviting game-changing companies that are embedding responsible business innovation and best practice to enter the Responsible Business Awards 2018.


The mission of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2018 is to highlight the untold stories of businesses that are driving positive changes in their operations both nationally, and internationally. 


Entries open today, and companies of all sizes in the UK and abroad are invited to showcase what practical action they have taken to address social and environmental issues such as helping young people develop skills for the future, stimulating their local economy, supporting small businesses and using natural resources more efficiently. 


The awards are free to enter, and open to businesses of any size, sector and location, with ten categories, including a new Connected Places Award, recognising how responsible businesses create partnerships with local communities to address long-term social and economic needs. 


Chief Executive of Business in the Community Amanda Mackenzie said:  “If you are a company that has done something remarkable in the responsible business space we want you to enter our awards. Inspire other companies, lead the way so that together we create healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.”


Anglian Water was awarded Responsible Business of the Year 2017 for its ambitious five-year target to reduce carbon by 10%, and emissions from construction projects by 54%. The water company was among 16 other companies awarded for their responsible business programmes and activities, ranging from egg farmers to construction companies, to banks.


Business in the Community is also running a series of free workshops across the UK for companies to find out more about the awards. Book a free place at www.bitc.org.uk/awardworkshops  or contact events@bitc.org.uk  for more details. 

Birmingham 8 December

Bristol 5 December

Leeds - 28 November

Nottingham - 23 November

Manchester - 6 December

London -  30 November and 4 December

Ipswich - 7 December 2017

Durham, Bowburn - 7 December 


The closing date for entries is 9 February 2018 (17:00 GMT). 


For further information about the 2018 Responsible Business Awards, including the full list of categories, the assessment criteria and application forms visit http://www.bitc.org.uk/awards/responsible-business-awards.