Johnson Service Group (JSG) hs announced it has joined the Business in the Community (BITC) network, effective form 1 September. BITC is the largest and longest established business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales 40 years ago, the organisation works with its members to continually improve responsible business practice, leveraging collective impact for the benefit of communities. Membership of BITC is not just a badge, it says, but a public commitment to a better way of doing business.
Chief executive officer for JSG, Peter Egan, said: “Within JSG we have a strong history of undertaking individual projects that are aimed at addressing the environmental and social impacts of some of our core business activities. We’re now refreshing what we do by undertaking an exercise internally to define what sustainability means to us as a group and planning thereafter a strategic programme on our next steps. Our new relationship with BITC will help to support our mission and enable us to effectively address the environmental and social impacts of our operations.”
To support the move towards a more joined up approach across JSG, the company recently appointed a Head of Sustainability, Alexandra Brennan. Alexandra, who brings with her more than 15 years of experience in developing and embedding sustainability strategies, is conducting a full review of the company’s material impacts prior to a refreshed strategy launch in early 2022.
Executive director of membership for BITC, Nick Diamond, added: “We are delighted to welcome JSG to the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. In joining Business in the Community, they become part of a growing network of progressive businesses who look beyond the profit motive, who want to make a difference within society, and who are prepared to collaborate to bring about change. Johnson Service Group are demonstrating their commitment to addressing their social and environmental impacts, and we look forward to working with them as they refresh their wider sustainability strategy.”