Tesco Ireland accredited with Business Working Responsibly Mark

Jim O'Keeffe, managing director of Retail Banking, AIB; Kari Daniels, CEO Tesco Ireland and Tomas Sercovich, CEO Business in the Community Ireland

Over 250 senior business leaders gather for BITCI’s Annual Sustainability Forum, where Tesco has become one of two new companies accredited with the Business Working Responsibly Mark

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14 November 2019 | 0

Tesco is one of two companies being accredited to the Business Working Responsibly Mark this year, alongside AIB Group plc.

The mark which is run by Business in the Community Ireland and based on ISO 26000 is valid for three years and is independently audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

A further 14 companies were also recertified to the standard at the recent conference at the Mansion House. These include several companies within the grocery and FMCG sector, such as Dawn Meats Group, Marks & Spencer Ireland and Musgrave Group plc.

The mark assesses best in class corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as; employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Speaking at the event that acts as Ireland’s premier corporate arena for  the discussion of sustainability, Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland congratulated all those who had achieved the mark.

“Sustainability has come of age,” said Sercovich, “and increasingly investors, employees, customers and communities want to know a company’s sustainability credentials.”

Kari Daniels, CEO Tesco Ireland, said achieving the mark is a sign the retailer is “on the right path”.

“At Tesco we believe every little help makes a big difference and are working to build a more sustainable future for our business, and for the communities we serve,” Daniels said.

“Achieving the mark is an important affirmation that we are on the right path and is a vote of confidence for our colleagues, customers and communities,” she added. “We are proud to be recognised for our commitment to sustainability and CSR, and to celebrate the passionate work of our 13,000 colleagues in ensuring that Tesco makes a difference to the social and environmental challenges that matter most.”

 



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