Kieran Harding, Managing Director and Lisa McIlvenna, Deputy Managing, Business in the Community (BITC) present Joe McDonald, Senior Manager, Asda NI with CORE – The Standard for Responsible Business accreditation.
As one of only 11 companies in Northern Ireland – and the only retailer – to be recognised at Gold level, CORE accreditation acknowledges the very diverse corporate responsibility commitments made by Asda. These include the supermarket’s actions in relation to community, local sourcing, and climate change.
Asda was also last year’s winner of BITC’s NI Responsible Company of the Year, and a delighted Joe McDonald said: “CORE is a living document within our business, guiding our corporate responsibility decision making. It is proof that we understand, respect, and deliver on our duty to our customers, our suppliers and our local communities.
“CORE is a thorough process and a big commitment, but the outcomes are of immense benefit and will help any business make the right strategic decisions.”