Robertson strengthens approach to responsible business with BITC membership

Bill Robertson
Bill Robertson CBE

Construction and infrastructure group Robertson has underlined its commitment to responsible business practices by becoming a member of Business in the Community (BITC).

The group, which operates across the UK, has a strong track-record of investing in communities, be it by working with local SMEs, education partners, community stakeholders and supporting local charities, but says BITC membership provides greater focus for its efforts.

Founder and executive chairman of Robertson, Bill Robertson CBE, said: “We believe strongly that we have a responsibility to help improve the communities we work in and it is a source of great pride to see the fruits of that throughout the country.

“Being a responsible business, working with people and helping transform communities is at the heart of everything we do as a company – it’s a value we have held from day one and remain as passionate about that today as we did then.

“By joining BITC, we not only reaffirm our determination to continue these efforts, but we hope to set an example for others to follow by showing that responsible business practices and community investment isn’t a burden but in fact an important part of any successful business.”

BITC is a not-for-profit organisation led by businesses and dedicated to responsible business. One of the Prince of Wales’ charities, its aim is to work together with businesses to tackle some of the key issues facing society, working across a range of areas including environment, employment, education and enterprise.

Mr Robertson added: “From working to develop our staff and young people, to supporting local economies and the supply chain, and of course protecting the environment, we recognise the value our work provides to our communities and remain committed to delivering the best impact possible.

“BITC’s wide network of businesses, focus and experience allows us to approach issues on a more strategic level. We think that is of terrific importance as we continually strive to make as positive a contribution towards our communities as possible.

“As part of that, we will be able to offer support to other organisations keen to learn from our extensive history of working in communities across the country, while we can collaborate with member companies and share best practice with our supply chain.”

Jane Wood, director of external affairs for Business in the Community UK, said: “Business in the Community members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future. We are delighted to welcome Robertson as the newest members of our growing responsible business movement.

“We are looking forward to combining our 30 years’ of experience in mobilising responsible business with Robertson’s clear enthusiasm for supporting its local communities through education, enterprise, employment and environmental activities which improve the potential and opportunities for all.”

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