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Rowlinson shortlisted for 2018 Responsible Business Champion Award

We are very pleased to confirm that Rowlinson Knitwear has been shortlisted for the 2018 Responsible Business Champion Award. Announced by Jonathan Djanogly MP and Baroness Greengross, Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG), the shortlist of 18 organisations from across the UK are invited to attend a reception at the House of Commons where the overall winner will be announced.

In selecting companies for the national award shortlist, Parliamentarians looked for companies that are: supporting the local community; investing in healthy workplaces; offering apprenticeships and training; working to reduce their environmental impact; and working with suppliers and SMEs to support responsible business practice. The criteria for the 2018 national award reflect the fact that the Group is encouraging large companies to support smaller companies as they develop and implement responsible business practices.

Baroness Greengross said, “We feel this is a very strong shortlist. The overall standard of nominations from MPs this year was higher than last year, which means that some very good companies were not even long-listed for our National Responsible Business Champion award. Every company on this shortlist can feel very proud indeed not only to have the endorsement of their local MP as their Constituency Responsible Business Champion, but to be shortlisted in a very strong field for our national award.”

Jonathan Djanogly MP said, “I am very pleased that two very small companies made the shortlist this year, which demonstrates that you do not have to be a big business to operate responsibly. Indeed many SMEs regard treating their staff, customers and suppliers well as just “good business”, which it is. These shortlisted companies are distinguished from many others by the very significant contribution that they also make to their local communities, which has been recognised by their local MPs.”

Nicola Ryan, Head of People Services at Rowlinson Knitwear, will attend the Responsible Business Champions reception on 4 July at the House of Commons, hosted by the Corporate Responsibility Minister, Andrew Griffiths, where the winning company will receive the award.
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Being shortlisted acknowledges we are a socially responsible business that acts with care.

- Donald Moore

We believe that it is important to adopt a transparent and ethical approach to business.

We do not supply directly to the public or to schools or shops within schools. We support the specialist retailers who stock our products. We only use factories which are fully compliant with all health, safety and child/labour regulations and we care about the products and services that we offer to our customers.

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