Business in the Community would like to give a very big thank you to our 2017 sponsor companies.
Aviva - sponsor of the Award for Championing an Ageing Workforce. Age in the workforce is an issue on which the company is very active, with Andy Briggs, CEO Aviva UK & Ireland, heading up Business in the Community's Age at Work Leadership Team.
Barclays - sponsor of the Award for Building Resilient Business, an agenda it has been active on for some time, including working with BITC on the Business Emergency Resilience Group.
Experian are in their third year of sponsorship of the Award for Building Stronger Communities, as a recognition for the important work of Sir John Peace, one of the company's founders, in championing community leadership during his time as Chairman of the business.
Fujitsu - sponsor of our newest Award category, the Award for Responsible Business in a Digital Age. This huge IT company was our Responsible Business of the Year in 2015, and this Award is part of their legacy.
UBS - sponsor of our Award for Education. The firm has previously been Shortlisted in the Awards for its work promoting responsible and sustainable investments, and for its sponsorship of The Bridge Academy in Hackney.
Unilever - sponsor of the Award for Global Development, supported by Business Fights Poverty - previously called the International Award. Unilver itself, has been a winner in the Awards, taking the top accolade in the 2015 Bupa Employee Wellbeing Award, for its mental health programme.
Unipart is the sponsor of the Award for Outstanding Employment. This award recognises businesses that are improving access to good quality employment for young people and excluded groups.
Unipart were themselves Award Winners in 2016, taking home the Bupa Wellbeing At Work Award for its Unipart Workwell programme.
UPS are the sponsors of the Award for International Disaster Relief and Resilience, which is supported by the UK Department for International Development. They were themselves the winners of this Award in 2014. Read their winning case study.
Veolia were chosen as our Responsible Business of the Year in 2016 for the work it's done becoming a circular economy business, through its Resourcing the World strategy. By sponsoring the Awards in 2017, Veolia is helping push the responsible business agenda, making our future more sustainable.
And finally, thank you to our Media Partner, the FT and FT.com
The FT are the national media partner for the Awards, helping us to take the stories our Award shortlist, finalists and winners to a wider audience, through their print and online channels.
Alongside our sponsors, a group of supporters help us run and promote the Responsible Business Awards, for which we thank them.
Business Fights Poverty
The UK Department for Development
Hogan Lovells has kindly provided rooms for the Award Judging days for several years. The legal firm has itself been shortlisted for Awards, including the Unilever Global Development Award in 2016 for its Sustainable Development Programme.