Three of our community initiatives will be recognised as part of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community.
The Responsible Business Awards is the most prestigious and respected awards championing responsible business in the UK and abroad. It celebrates inspirational companies that are taking action to address social and environmental issues and transform their communities.
The WDH Academy, Cash Wise and our Work Placement Project have all been awarded shortlisted status, recognising the projects' significant achievements in helping to secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future.
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “The Responsible Business Awards celebrate the very best of business, so it is fitting to be announcing the shortlist today as part of Responsible Business Week, which raises awareness of business as a powerful force for good. We congratulate WDH for playing its part in creating a fairer society and more sustainable future. The shortlisted businesses publically demonstrate that business has a greater purpose then simply generating profit and are a great example to others.”
All shortlisted companies will be celebrated through a series of Responsible Business Gala events taking place across the UK in June.
Of the shortlisted companies, a number have been chosen as Award Finalists to present their programme to a select group of senior business professionals for the chance to be crowned as overall winner in each category. These Award Finalists will be announced on 2 June 2015.
Overall winners will be announced in London at Business in the Community’s Annual Responsible Business Gala Dinner, in partnership with 2014 Responsible Business of the Year National Grid, on 7 July 2015.