Danske Bank has been named NI Responsible Company of the Year 2019 at the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards in Belfast.
The Bank also won the Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing at Work and Responsible Digital Innovation categories on the night.
More than 600 business people from across Northern Ireland attended the annual glittering gala dinner to see Northern Ireland’s leading responsible companies recognised for outstanding contributions to their people, the planet and the places where they operate.
Kevin Kingston, Chief Executive, Danske Bank, said:
“It is an absolute honour to be named Responsible Company of the Year by Business in the Community. Responsibility is embedded right at the heart of our business strategy. For us, it’s about focusing our time and effort on where we can make positive societal impacts and we do this through a wide range of initiatives and partnerships right across Northern Ireland.
“We are grateful for the contribution our societal partners have made in helping us achieve our goals in the last year. Most importantly, this award is testament to the calibre and dedication of our people – my Danske Bank colleagues, whose commitment to making more possible makes me proud every day.”
Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of our winners, and those who were highly commended and shortlisted, for leading the way in responsible business practice. The standard for entries was phenomenally high and I hope that the achievements of the companies recognised will inspire others on their responsible business journey.
“Business in the Community is proud to be celebrating our thirtieth anniversary in Northern Ireland, working with some of the most innovative and responsible businesses, and these annual awards are a way for us to showcase and thank those organisations across NI that are taking responsible business action.”
The awards celebrate organisations that are making a difference by taking action to address pressing social and environmental issues – transforming communities and changing lives.