Genuine Solutions Group shortlisted in Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2015
Genuine Solutions Group has been shortlisted in 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 skill and expertise of our dedicated and highly motivated team combined with our dynamic leadership are key factors in our success.
The Responsible Business Awards celebrate the variety of ways that businesses are making a difference – from investing in the wellbeing of employees, to helping young people develop skills, or supporting small businesses to grow.
145 companies have been shortlisted in total across the UK, across the 13 award categories.
Genuine Solutions Group was recognised for integrating their thinking on the most critical sustainability issues into the core of their business. Their work on marketplace, environment, community and workplace issues is transforming both their business and the communities they work in.
We congratulate Genuine Solutions Group for playing its part in creating a fairer society and more sustainable future.
Commenting, Christian McBride, CEO, Genuine Solutions Group, said: “We are delighted to enter BITC’s highly prestigious Responsible Business Awards. Being a responsible business is at the heart of our group. We are pioneers of environmental best practice in the mobile phone industry, showing that it is possible to build a successful and sustainable business which safeguards resources through highly efficient recycling and recovery. The skill and expertise of our dedicated and highly motivated team combined with our dynamic leadership are key factors in our success.”
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 Genuine Solutions Group 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.”
- Genuine Solutions Group has diverted more than 7,400 tonnes of mobile phone handsets and accessories from landfill.
- Its recycling and recovery operation generated £82 million for the sector by creating a “circular economy” in cellular technology.
- The company achieved a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions, despite three-fold increase in business, by implementing a rigorous environmental regime covering every aspect of its operations.
- The business raised more than £300,000 for charities by establishing phone handset take-back and recycling schemes and through CSR activities that engaged the whole team.
About the Responsible Business Awards
Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards celebrate the powerful and positive role of business in society. The Awards are the most prestigious and respected corporate responsibility awards, set up to identify and celebrates businesses of all sizes in the UK and abroad whose programmes are tackling key social and environmental issues to create a fairer society and more sustainable future for all.
Now in its 18th year, the Responsible Business Awards are rigorously assessed by independent peers from businesses and other industry experts. The awards are widely acknowledged as one of the most respected endorsements of responsible business.
The awards in numbers:
In 2015 Business in the Community received 414 entries for the Responsible Business Awards, shortlisted 145 and re-accredited a further 118 entries for demonstrating continual impact in their responsible business programme.