60+ firms make final stage of BITC awardsJune 2015
Sixty three companies from the UK and abroad have reached the final stage of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.
A broad range of organisations, from well-known high street names to independent traders have been recognised as finalists across the 14 award categories of the prestigious awards scheme – which champions responsible business taking action to address social and environmental issues and transform their communities.
The 2015 finalists include Electricity North West a finalist in the engaging customers on sustainability category for its innovative public engagement programme to encourage customers to use power in the home more efficiently, helping families save money and making the company’s infrastructure upgrades more sustainable.
Also named finalist is British Airways for its work to get critical relief and specialists into areas affected by international disasters.
Sky is a finalist in the Sustainable Products and Services Category for radically improving the design of its products to make them more energy efficient and reduce its use of natural resources and Manchester Airport whose Airport Academy programme supports young people aged 16-19 into employment is a finalist in the Freshfields Work Inclusion category.
All 63 finalist companies will be recognised at a series of high profile celebration events taking place across the UK during June and sponsored by 2014 Responsible Business of the Year National Grid.
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