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    Scottish Business in the Community

  • The Prince of Wales at an SBC seminar in Scotland
SBC brings together businesses and partner organisations across the sectors to more effectively play their role in a stronger, fairer, wealthier, healthier, and greener Scotland. Everyone has a role to play and something to gain. Working together, smarter and better, we can make real change happen, and help Scotland take a lead role in delivering a better way to business for all.
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We are Scotland's business-led charity, focusing on promoting responsible business practice.

Photos

  • Frank Blin receives his HRH Ambassador Award from The Prince and Jane Wood CEO

    Frank Blin receives his HRH Ambassador Award from The Prince Jane Wood CEO

  • HRH and Jane Wood CEO SBC attend the 2020 Climate Group Meeting

    HRH and Jane Wood CEO SBC attend the 2020 Climate Group Meeting

  • Delegates at Choose Another Way to work - 2020s flagship transport event

    Delegates at Choose Another Way to work

  • SBC provide volunteering projects for members - improving staff motivation and retention

    SBC provide volunteering projects for members - improving staff motivation and retention

  • SBC work with our members to create innovative projects - In this project SBC worked with DC Thomson to send every primary school child in Scotland a free Beano highlighting Social and Environmental issues

    In this project SBC worked with DC Thomson to send every primary school child in Scotland a free Beano highlighting Social and Environmental issues

  • SBCs workshops and conferences allow businesses to discuss the matters that affect them

    SBC's workshops and conferences allow businesses to discuss the matters that affect them

At Scottish Business in the Community [SBC] we support and challenge members, businesses and partners in all sectors to deliver Better Business for a Better Scotland.

We provide opportunities for organisations of all sizes, through brokering partnerships, themed programmes and events, and training and advisory services. All aim to provide the practical solutions necessary to embed sustainable and responsible business practices and improve business impact on the triple bottom line: economy, society and environment.

Membership

We have Membership to suit businesses of all sizes and sectors. Benefits include events, access to programmes and the SBC network of local Hubs, networking and knowledge sharing.

Hub network

A new and growing network of local Hubs, businesses working together to improve local communities and improve and grow their business. Hubs are managed by SBC, and work in partnership with organisations and government agencies to deliver solutions on issues like youth employability and community regeneration.

Environment

SBC has a range or tools and services that enable businesses to tackle environmental challenges such as climate change, waste, transport and behavior change. This includes Eco Town, a unique ‘pop up shop’ that we bring to your place of work to engage colleagues.

Volunteering

We manage employee volunteering opportunities that engage thousands of people in their communities every year. SBC can manage all aspects of the volunteering experience to maximise the benefits to your business, employees and community.

Training and Advisory Services

We share our knowledge, expertise and skills through a range of services that support the development of your business and people. This includes training, coaching and the Better Business Healthcheck.

Profile and Position

We work with you to position your business as a leader in sustainable and responsible business practices through awards, communications and tendering support.

Contact SBC to find out how we can support your business to capture the benefits and address the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Videos

  • Scottish Business in the Community helps businesses of all sizes to be more productive, innovative and competitive, while addressing the social and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.

  • Raymond Logan, Director of Intelligent Storage Solutions, explains why he has joined the latest SBC programme Growing Business, Flourishing Communities.

  • The Caves in Edinburgh have created a great place to work through their sustainable approach to business, highlighting their values, paying competitive wages and ensuing all employees are truly a part of the team.

  • A Haven Townhouse explains why they have joined Scottish Business in the Community's latest SME programme Growing Business, Flourishing Communities

  • Nairn's has worked in partnership with Haven Products, a social enterprise, to recruit staff who are distanced from the labor market. Nairn's approach to sustainable business practice grows their business while enabling local communities to flourish.

Case study

John Lewis Scotland - Work Inspiration Programme

The objective of the programme is to inspire pupils to see retailing as a multi-channel sector which can offer them many different and exciting career opportunities.Building stronger links with local communities forms a key pillar of the John Lewis CSR strategy and by helping to increase pupils' employability skills the company is also helping to secure their future workforce, ensuring the long term success and sustainability of the business.The John Lewis Scotland Employment Inspiration Programme…

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