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Business in the Community
Type Non-profit organization
Founded 1982
Headquarters London
Key people Charles, Prince of Wales, Patron
Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman
Stephen Howard, CEO
Website Business in the Community

Business in the Community (BITC) is a British business-community outreach charity, one of the Prince's Charities of Charles, Prince of Wales.

BITC works with over 800 UK companies committed to improving their impact on society, and operates throughout the UK, BITC seeks to positively shape business impact on the environment, in the marketplace, in the workplace and in the community. It is an organisation that works with businesses to improve their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) credentials, offering advice and programmes tailored to meet their needs.

BITC was set up in 1982 and its current CEO is Stephen Howard, who joined the organisation in 2005 before becoming CEO in 2008. Prior to this, Dame Julia Cleverdon was CEO from 1992-2008 and is now Vice President.

Business in the Community is one of The Prince's Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President. Seventeen of the nineteen charities were founded personally by The Prince.

Awards for Excellence

Business in the Community launched the Awards for Excellence at their AGM in December 1997. The awards are presented to businesses that are judged to show innovation, creativity and a sustained commitment to corporate responsibility[1].

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