Business/Professional Networks

Selwyn Responsible Business Network

The Selwyn Responsible Business Network was set up to help Selwyn businesses and organisations become more socially and environmentally responsible.

Main activities and services

Our aim is to help businesses shift their practices towards an intersection of these values. It’s no small task, but it’s important. We’ll provide practical advice and resources to help Selwyn businesses become more responsible and resilient, connecting organisations and businesses together to solve problems and share ideas.

Additional Information

The Responsible Business Awards scheme was introduced in 2008 to encourage and support local businesses to become more environmentally sustainable. It started in Lincoln and is now Selwyn wide, the awards are run alongside the network in alternate years. As businesses are all different, the rating is worked out as the percentage of possible actions that the business could undertake. Businesses are awarded a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond certificate if they meet certain criteria. The Process is undertaken as follows; a Responsible Business Assessor contacts a business, and explains the process. The business’s sustainable practices are discussed and assessed. A feedback letter is sent to the business, with the main positives listed together with 3 suggestions for further improvement. Help is provided for improvement where possible. Businesses are invited to the awards ceremony, an enjoyable and informative occasion that celebrates the excellent sustainable and community initiatives that are being undertaken by the businesses of Selwyn.