BITC award shortlisters putting responsibility at heart of business
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 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.
The 63 companies that have reached the final stage are playing their part to create a fairer society, commented Stephen Howard, ceo, BITC. “The Responsible Business Awards give much needed visibility to organisations who are putting responsible behaviour at the heart of how they do business.
“Finalists are each playing their part to create a fairer society and more sustainable future by bringing to life the practical role that businesses can take to address some of our most pressing issues. We congratulate all the finalists for being inspirational examples for others to learn from.”
The 2015 Finalists include Electricity North West a finalist in the engaging customers on sustainability category for its 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.
Winners will be announced in London at the BITC’s Annual Responsible Business Gala Dinner on 7 July 2015.
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