ISS UK has been recognised in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). ISS was announced as a 3 Star company and was the highest performing of the facilities management companies that completed the updated – and more challenging – CR Index this year.
Since 2002, the CR Index has provided unique insight into how businesses are driving the responsible business practice that will help secure a sustainable future. The 2014 CR Index provided a more challenging set of questions than ever before and its findings indicate that real progress is being made by UK companies to integrate responsible behaviour into their business. This includes a growing understanding that responsible business provides mutual benefit, with two in three CR Index companies evaluating the economic value of CR to the business.
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said:
“The 2014 CR Index shows us that companies are making real progress to integrate responsibility throughout their operations. We know that companies are now increasingly discussing CR at board level, transforming company culture through embedding CR into training, and unlocking innovative products and services by looking ahead to the long-term challenges and opportunities of responsible business. Crucially, this shift is being driven by a tranche of responsible leaders that understand the new contract now required between business and society to drive change.”
“I congratulate ISS UK for achieving a 3Star rating because it demonstrates a clear commitment to an integrated approach to being a responsible business. We look forward to working with ISS to challenge and support them towards creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future.”
ISS UK Chief Executive Richard Sykes stated:
“Being a responsible and sustainable business is embedded in our values and our culture and this year’s CR Index result is recognition of the strong progress we have made over recent years. Our aim is to be ‘the world’s greatest service organisation’ and to achieve this we need to be great as a responsible and sustainable business. BITC’s CR Index provides a robust roadmap to continue that journey.”