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    BITC Ireland - The Schools-Business Partnership Private

    The SBP assists the Department of Education by partnering top companies in Ireland with almost 100 targeted schools in disadvantaged regions and communities at post-primary level. The SBP is governed by a multi-stakeholder Task Force that includes representation from both the business and...

    BITC Ireland (Permanent TSB) - The Launch of Ireland's First Green Loan Private

    In February 2007, Permanent TSB launched Ireland's first green loan.  A €10m fund was made available to facilitate customers borrowing money to improve the energy efficiency of their home.  This was the first scheme of its kind to be launched by any bank in Ireland.

    • Products that qualify...
    BITC Ireland (Diageo) - Embedding our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability Private

    A series of initiatives are in place to reduce environmental impact and use resources efficiently:

    1. Offsetting Carbon Emissions: In February 2007, Diageo Ireland introduced a new initiative focused on offsetting carbon emissions from business air travel. Every time a brewery team member takes...

    BITC Ireland (Diageo) - Engaging with our Staff on the Issue of Responsible Drinking Private

    In response to the feedback we received, a communications campaign was devised for Ireland, both North  and South called "Clear Thinking, Responsible Drinking". 

    We also took feedback on the best ways to communicate the messages/information and formulated a multi-media campaign to support...

    Business & Society Beligum (Janssen Pharmaceutica) - When Prevention Fails: Reintegration into the Workplace after an extended period of absence due to ill Health Private

    Janssen Pharmaceutica works to reintegrate employees who have been on a sick leave for an extended period of time. The organisation supports an informal, yet very professional network of "social workers"(company doctors, company nurses, psychologist, and others) that operates in a direct,...

    BITC Ireland (Abbott) - Life Navigation Private
    • Abbott benchmarked best practices across Europe and identified a Life Navigation organisation in Denmark to create an innovative programme for Abbott, comprising a 15-hour course, physical changes to office space, and office culture changes. The programme challenges the industrial mindset...
    BITC Ireland (Pfizer) - Pfizer Health Connect Project Private

    In order to respond to this challenge, Pfizer developed a poster to facilitate communication with patients with limited English proficiency (LEP), to provide a tool to overcome minor language barriers during consultations and to serve as a welcome poster in General Practitioner’s (GP)...

    BITC Ireland (Telefónica O2) - Block It Private

    Block It is designed to combat bullying on mobile phones.  It works by blocking unwanted text, picture and video messages from other mobile phone numbers.  The service is free of charge to O2 customers.  It can block messages sent from any Irish mobile phone operator and will work on any...

    BITC UK (BT) - Carbon Clubs Private

    "Carbon Clubs" were created for the employees of BT in June 2007, in response to their request to do something for the environment. Clubs are a framework for people to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues and take action together. No rules were given: each group is free to explore issues...

    BITC Ireland (Telefonica O2) - iPhone app prototype for children with autism Private

    Irish Autism Action (IAA) is Telefonica O2 Ireland's charity of choice since 2005. One of the overarching objectives of the O2 & IAA partnership is to use and harness O2's technology to help children with autism communicate better. In 2009, O2 helped a parent of two children with autism along...

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