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Over 200 business leaders attended the annual Business in the Community CEO Breakfast Forum at Dublin Castle today, Tuesday 25th October, where Chris Martin, CEO Musgrave Group, was amongst those who addressed the audience with regard the achievements and ambitions  Musgrave has in the area of Sustainability. The event also marked the announcement of those companies certified to the Business Working Responsibly Mark so far in 2016 amongst which Musgrave is very proud to be included for the second time.

The Mark which is run by Business in the Community Ireland and based on ISO 26000 is valid for three years and is independently audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

Commenting on the award, Chris Martin CEO Musgrave, said, “As one of Ireland’s longest-running family businesses, sustainability has been deeply embedded throughout our 140-year history. As we seek to deliver on our objective of growing good business, our approach is to think long-term, operating in a way that considers social, environmental and economic well-being and working to continuously enhance our sustainability credentials. We recognise that at Musgrave we have, within our sphere of influence, an opportunity and a responsibility to shape and influence positive change and we are taking action in this regard.”

Congratulating the companies that have achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark at this year’s CEO Forum, An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald commented, “Sustainable growth, job creation, environmental sustainability and social resilience are cornerstones of this government’s economic and social policies. They are crucial to attract investment, foster the growth of the economy and to build social cohesion, equality and inclusion. They are all interconnected. Frameworks such as the Business Working Responsibly Mark support these goals and it is important to acknowledge the leadership of these Irish businesses in pursuing certification of their responsible and sustainable practices”.

The companies presented with their Mark certificates today are leading in the area of sustainability in Ireland. Many other companies use the Mark as a measurement and gap analysis tool. The Mark is achieved following a third party verification audit by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and is based on ISO 26000. It is open to any organisation and is valid for three years. In total, 23 companies have now achieved the Mark and the other organisations that currently hold it are Boots Retail Ireland Limited, CRH Ireland, Deloitte Ireland, EirGrid, ESB, Fujitsu Ireland, Gas Networks Ireland, Intel Ireland and KBC Bank Ireland Head Office.

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