€13 million Provided To Dublin Causes By Businesses

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today spoken of the potential for companies to work together on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in order to make real changes in the communities in which they are based. Senator Noone’s comments coincided with the launch of Business In The Community Ireland’s Impact Map, which highlighted over 1,900 community partnerships taking place right across Dublin which were supported by 46 companies in association with Business In The Community.

“It is great to see Corporate Social Responsibility projects working having an impact in Dublin, and great to see it being documented in such an easily accessible, open way. I think this does two important things: one, it allows businesses to work together on projects and, secondly, it shows what is being done and encourages other businesses to get involved by giving examples that can be replicated.

“In Dublin, the 46 companies associated with Business In The Community Ireland donated a total of €13,752,155 in cash, products and services. All in all, a total of 77,884 hours were volunteered. These numbers are noteworthy, and they are replicated right across the country. On a day like today, where there is much talk of corporation tax, I think it is important to also highlight the good that corporations can contribute in our community, and I believe these companies and this organisation are working as shining lights right across the country.

“Initiatives like this are to be encouraged and I am certain that Business In The Community Ireland will go from strength to strength. This Impact Map will encourage new businesses to get involved by documenting the potential for projects to make a real civic impact right across the country.”

To find out more, visit http://www.bitc.ie

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