Recycling Lives join responsible businesses with BITC

Recycling Lives are proud to announce that we are joining the Business in the Community (BITC) Network.

Dave Allen, from Recycling Lives, recently attended an event held in London by BITC, focussing on the importance of responsible business leadership in the UK.
As a member, we will be involved in similar events in the future, working with other members to tackle the social and environmental issues facing society, and offering insight into the role businesses should take in the community.

The ‘inspiring responsible entrepreneurship’ event was part of the Seeing is Believing project, held with a group of senior board members from UK SMEs. The Seeing is Believing project was established in 1990 by HRH the Prince of Wales, to close the gap between the boardroom and the community.

The visit aimed to engage attendees on three key areas of responsible business: Environment, education and workplace & employees. Among the influential entrepreneurial delegates were Arnold du Toit, Founder and CEO of Drive Daddy and RolleyGolf, Lucy Danger, CEO of EMERGE and Gareth Jones, MD of Carbon Zero Renewables.

Dave Allen heard inspiring talks from innovative business leaders on employee engagement, environmental sustainability and the future workforce, at a variety of locations including a school and a University.

We are committed to responsible business; therefore, the practises of BITC sit firmly within our ethos. Recycling Lives are commercial recyclers, sustaining a social welfare charity through our services. We are also committed to environmental sustainability, diverting waste from landfill and developing innovative closed-loop recycling methods. We believe that CSR is more than just an obligation, and this belief is at the core of our social business model.

Dave Allen, who attended the event on behalf of Recycling Lives, said:

‘We are excited to be getting involved with the Business in the Community programme. The event was both informative and interesting, and a great opportunity to meet some inspirational speakers. It’s important that SMEs work together to achieve business growth and to collectively build the future of responsible business. I met some great people from like-minded social businesses, such as Harriet Kelsall; we are now investigating a potential environmental sustainability project between Recycling Lives and Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery.

‘I look forward to seeing how Recycling Lives can grow and encourage responsible business within the BITC network’.