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Anchor joins over 600 responsible businesses in becoming a member of Business in the Community

by Kirsty Kirsty

Anchor, England’s largest provider of care and housing for older people, has become the latest member of Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, and joins over 600 businesses who are committed to achieving greater social and environmental impact. BITC has members across the UK, who are working with communities to create thriving places for people to live and work.

BITC brings businesses together to tackle some of the biggest issues facing communities across the UK to create a fairer and healthier society. This has been at the core of BITC’s agenda since it was founded in 1982 and earned the support of the then Prince of Wales, who became the organisation’s Royal Founding Patron.

Since then, BITC has campaigned to reduce inequalities across the UK focussing on race, gender, wellbeing, climate action and access to employment and skills. These campaigns have been led and supported by business leaders who believe in putting responsible business at the heart of their organisations. Today, BITC works with over 600 businesses representing over 20% of the UK workforce.

Lisa Pearl, Anchor’s People Director, said: “We’re delighted to be joining Business in the Community. At Anchor, we’re committed to supporting our colleagues and residents to ensure our housing and care locations are integral parts of local communities.”

Mary Macleod, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, said: “We are delighted to welcome Anchor as the latest member of BITC, as they join the largest UK network of leaders who drive the responsible business agenda in the UK. Businesses can achieve more together, and our members recognise the huge benefits that come from collaborating across sectors, borders and boardrooms to create thriving communities across the country.”

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