Tier 1 is celebrating after being named as a finalist for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards, the UK’s longest running and highly prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad.
The awards champion the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.
Tier 1 has been named as a finalist for the Unipart Outstanding Employment Award as a result of our unique prison workshop programme. This programme has seen more than 130 offenders emerging from prison with vital qualifications in IT recycling, helping them give back to society by finding employment and apprenticeships thanks to their new life skills and work ethic.
Jonathan Rose, Tier 1’s Managing Director, said:
“Being named as finalists in the Responsible Business Awards is a credit to the whole Tier 1 team. It is their commitment to our prison workshop initiative that has made it such a success so I’m delighted that we have received this fantastic recognition.”
Amanda Mackenzie, chief executive of Business in the Community, said:
“Organisations which acknowledge their responsibility to society by evolving their business to be a sustainable one for the long term should be recognised and celebrated. We are proud of Tier 1 Asset Management who have been selected as a Responsible Business Awards 2019 finalist. Together, all the finalists are helping to make the UK the world leader in responsible business.”
Today’s announcement coincides with the launch of Responsible Business in Action where Business in the Community will be sharing the very best insight and recognising great examples of impact in responsible business from 29 April to the Responsible Business Gala Dinner on 9 July.
The winners of all ten categories, including the Responsible Business of the Year will be announced at the Responsible Business Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 July, in front of 1,200 business leaders. The headline sponsors of the 2019 Responsible Business Awards are Barclays, Bupa, Fujitsu, Unipart, UPS, and Hogan Lovells as well as Lloyds Banking Group, the winner of the 2018 Responsible Business of the Year.