Sky announced as finalist for the 2019 Responsible Business Awards

Sky is celebrating after being named as a finalist for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme championing responsible business in the UK and abroad.

The Awards champion the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.

Sky has been named as a finalist for the UPS Environmental Sustainability Award for our single-use plastic elimination through Sky Ocean Rescue.

Fiona Ball, Group Head of Inspirational Business at Sky, said:
"We’re really proud of what we’re achieving towards eliminating single-use plastic across our business and supply chain through Sky Ocean Rescue. It’s an ongoing journey made possible by the strong partnerships we have. And we’re delighted to be in such good company in our Award category!”

Amanda Mackenzie, chief executive of Business in the Community, said:
“Organisations which acknowledge their responsibility to society by evolving their business to be a sustainable one for the long term should be recognised and celebrated. We are proud of Sky who have been selected as a Responsible Business Awards 2019 finalist. Together, all the finalists are helping to make the UK the world leader in responsible business.”

Today’s announcement coincides with the launch of Responsible Business in Action where Business in the Community will be sharing the very best insight and recognising great examples of impact in responsible business from 29 April to the Responsible Business Gala Dinner on 9 July.

The winners of all ten categories, including the Responsible Business of the Year will be announced at the Responsible Business Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 July, in front of 1,200 business leaders. The headline sponsors of the 2019 Responsible Business Awards are Barclays, Bupa, Fujitsu, Unipart, UPS, and Hogan Lovells as well as Lloyds Banking Group, the winner of the 2018 Responsible Business of the Year.

Find out more about our Sky Ocean Rescue commitments and business transformation on our Environment web pages, and our progress so far in our 2017/18 Impact Report.

To find out more about Responsible Business in Action visit https://www.bitc.org.uk/awards-events/responsiblebusinessinaction or search for the hashtag #ResponsibleBusinessInAction. For more information on the Awards visit www.bitc.org.uk/awards and follow @BITC on Twitter #BITCAwards.