Two Midland corporations have been recognised with the highest ranking in an annual benchmark of responsible business management.
Birmingham based Jaguar Land Rover and Carillion, which has its head office in Wolverhampton, are among only 31 businesses nationally to be deemed Platinum Big Tick companies in the Corporate Responsibility Index.
The index is a voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility run by the Business in the Community charity.
Achieving Platinum Big Tick means that a company can demonstrate that it is thinking about how global trends, such as population growth and resource scarcity, are affecting the future strategy of the
The banding is an indication that it is making long-term investments to improve or launch new environmentally and socially sound product and services, and is embedding responsible values throughout the workforce.
The announcement was timed to coincide with Responsible Business Week, to raise public awareness of the powerful, positive role of business in society.