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    IMS – Entreprendre pour la Cité (Bouygues) - Fair Trade Uniforms for Workers Private

    A decision was taken in September 2007 to change all the working clothes at Bouygues Entreprises France Europe (including all subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction based in France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) to fair trade cotton uniforms. This represents 15,000 uniforms.

    This project is...

    IBM - Energy Efficient Server Systems Private

    IBM hardware and software engineers have designed current generation server systems with an eye towards minimising the loss of energy in the system while maximising the amount of work that is drawn from each kilowatt of energy consumed in the system. Key developments include:

    • More efficient...
    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...

    IMS Entreprendre pour la Cité - Promote non-discrimination and promote diversity towards our suppliers Private

    The solution focuses on:

    • Work with suppliers/ subcontractors who have signed the Global Compact, the international ILO conventions, the OECD principles, the Charter of diversity, or other written texts mentioning companies' involvement in favour of non-discrimination and diversity
    • In...
    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)...

    IMS (Philips) - Ciudades Sostenibles (Livable cities) Private

    The company responded to the challenge through the initiative ‘Livable cities’ , to create sustainable and eco-efficient cities through lighting renewal. This initiative aims to make cities aware of the importance of sustainable lighting and to inform them of the benefits of the sustainable...

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