ISS Facility Services is pleased to announce the attainment of its three star rating in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). ISS achieved a score of 91%, up from 89% last year to earn the three stars.
The BITC CR Index is a robust benchmarking tool which has helped hundreds of companies to measure and manage the progress they are making to integrate responsible business practice into their mainstream business at all levels. It is a rigorous process which assesses companies against a diverse range of factors, from how engaged their board and senior managers are with responsible business issues, to the link between remuneration and CR performance.
Analysis of the 2015 CR Index data suggests that significant progress is being made to shift responsible business up the corporate agenda with an increase in companies taking social and environmental issues into account when developing new services and products and making investments.
Steve Workman, Corporate Responsibility Director, ISS said, “The CR Index rating is an opportunity to demonstrate the extent to which we at ISS have embedded corporate responsibility throughout our business. We have made good year-on-year progress and achieved our ambition to improve our score.”
Richard Sykes, CEO ISS UK & Ireland commented, “I’m delighted with our achievement in the CR Index this year. It provides evidence of our commitment to our communities and that as a business, we’ve taken the relevant strategic decisions to attain our position and standing in our industry sector. He concluded, “The Index provides an invaluable benchmarking tool, enabling us to use feedback from the Index to improve how we do business, and to take our CR approach forwards."
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “The 2015 CR Index shows us that we are moving in the right direction and companies are now increasingly integrating responsible business practice into decision making right across the business. To truly change business culture, companies need to engage their people to embrace a different way of doing business with responsible values at the core. So it is especially encouraging this year that we have seen a significant increase in the representation of corporate responsibility, both at board level and amongst the generation of future leaders that will shape the businesses of tomorrow.
“I congratulate ISS Facility Services for achieving its ranking and look forward to working together to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future.”
Achieving a 3 Star rating in the CR Index means that ISS:
• Has developed and implemented procedures to ensure that its employees live up to company standards of business behaviour
• Links remuneration or bonus systems to senior managers and Board members’ CR objectives and targets
• Takes into account social and environmental issues when making strategic business decisions such as Investments, Downsizing, Research and Development, Selection of business partners, and Selecting pension fund providers
• Provides relevant CR training for employees, senior managers and Board members
• Has developed specific and measurable targets for some but not all performance areas
• Can demonstrate 1-2 years of performance improvement across several performance impact areas
For further information about the 2015 CR Index including the full list of 2015 ranked companies, visit www.bitc.org.uk/crindex
For more information about ISS Facility Services, please contact:
Saffi Haines, PR & Social Media Manager
Tel: 0845 057 6574