Responsible 100 has enjoyed the support of hundreds of partner organisations over many years. People and organisations with genuine expertise on the issues we explore, and who share our passion for honing business as a force for good, have made incredible contributions and shown what real collaboration can achieve. We're currently establishing new partnerships and inviting previous supporters to join us again.
Albert Einstein apparently suggested that if you can't explain something to a six year old, then you don't fully understand it yourself. We encourage a similar approach when introducing and exploring the responsibility issues we explore to businesses of all sizes and sectors. We assume no prior knowledge. But we also assume unlimited potential to champion an issue when the rationales and opportunities to act are laid bare.
1. Introducing The Issue
An overview and a few sentences by way of introduction.
2. Describe What You Currently Do - Questions FOR MANAGERS
Questions for managers to begin to assess current knowledge and practices in respect of the issue.
3. Describe What You Currently Do - Questions FOR EMPLOYEES
Questions for employees to reflect on their current views on and engagement with the issue.
4. Benchmark Performance Statements
Statements describing POOR, OKAY, GOOD and EXCELLENT business performance on the issue. We seek to define, and continually update, performance standards on all issues.
5. Exploring The Issue
We provide detailed explanations of each issue to support business's further learning.
We provide definitions of key technical terms (and jargon) related to the issue.
7. Links, News & Further Resources
We provide links to additional resources and news articles related to the issue.
The contributions and involvement of partners are key elements of Responsible 100’s supported steps to guide businesses towards ever more responsible practices. The steps include prioritisation to determine the most important issues that businesses need to tackle. Then assessing how well the business currently performs, issue by issue. We later help businesses to set targets to improve that are achievable, measurable. We also support businesses in engaging their stakeholders to build trust and demonstrate their actions and commitments. Find out more about our steps here.
Beyond minimum requirements to display the Responsible 100 logo, our further steps include helping businesses to change and improve what they do. We offer office hours, workshops and training, with and without partners. For e.g. organisational culture, we have an expert partner in place already: the brilliant Alex Barker. Alex created a 4 module workshop series to help companies explore and improve their culture. For e.g. mental health and wellbeing, we offer our own workshop for small teams. We'll add more such workshops, support and resources in the coming months.