Business in the Community is inviting businesses to enter The Responsible Business Awards 2017, which are now in their 20th year and champion responsible business and businesses making a difference in their community.
Companies of all sizes in both the UK and abroad are invited to showcase the 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 sustainably.
For the first time this year the Awards will include a category recognising how responsible businesses are innovating in the wake of rapid technological change. The Responsible Business in the Digital Age Award is looking for companies demonstrating their ability to use technology to reduce poverty and inequality, improve livelihoods and enable people to better manage natural resources.
Amanda Mackenzie, chief executive of Business in the Community said:
“We want businesses to tell the story of how they are successfully helping society and our communities, while considering the interests of future generations as they grow. We can then inspire many more to be part of the responsible business movement for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.”
Business in the Community is also running a series of free workshops across the UK in November and December for companies to find out more about the awards.
The closing date for entries is 10th February 2017 and more information on the categories and criteria is available on the Business in the Community site.