Pace Joins Business in the Community

By Pace, PRNE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SALTAIRE, England, June 22, 2011 -

BITC Membership
Helps Pace Build on Corporate
Values and R
esponsibility Agenda

Pace plc today announced that it has become a member of Business
in the Community (BITC), a business-led charity whose purpose is to
advise, support and challenge companies to improve the impact they
have on society. BITC membership will allow Pace to further develop
and promote responsibility in business, focusing efforts on the
workplace, marketplace, community and the environment.

Becoming a member of BITC helps Pace to further develop its
corporate responsibility programme, which has already delivered
significant achievements in the environmental arena. Since 2008,
Pace has achieved a 28% reduction in set-top box energy use, and
has developed robust processes and expertise in environmental
legislation compliance. Pace has also led industry-wide initiatives
to set and comply with environmental standards across all of its
global markets, including pioneering the development of standards
where none exist.

Pace will collaborate with BITC to build on these environmental
achievements and to develop its community involvement programme
across the globe. As an initial step, Pace and BITC will work with
customers and suppliers to ensure good social, economic and
environmental conditions across its supply chain.

David McKinney, Chief Operating Officer of Pace, said: “Becoming
a member of BITC is an obvious choice for Pace. We believe that
operating responsibly helps us deliver value to our customers and
our business, and partnering with BITC allows us to take this
further, giving us access to the expertise and experience of its
team and membership base. We look forward to working with BITC to
drive ever higher standards at Pace over the coming months and

Stephen Howard, CEO of Business in the Community, comments: “I’m
delighted to welcome Pace into membership of Business in the
Community. The sustained commitment of companies to greater
leadership in the field of responsible business has never been more
important. That’s why we’re here; to help companies identify where
they can have most impact - positively - for people and the planet.
I look forward to working with Pace on their responsible business

Established in 1982, BITC is the largest business-led coalition
dedicated to corporate responsibility. BITC works in collaboration
with 850 companies to create a sustainable future and improve
business performance by sharing findings about driving business
performance through responsible practice. Joining BITC gives Pace
access to a network of leading CSR specialists to collaborate with
in developing high standards of responsibility.

About Pace plc

Pace plc (LSE:PIC) is a leading technology developer for the
global payTV industry, working across satellite, cable, IPTV and
terrestrial platforms.  Pace has one of the world’s most
experienced specialist engineering teams, developing intelligent
and innovative products and services for both payTV operators and
retail markets across the world.

Pace employs over 2000 people in locations that include the UK,
the USA, France, India and China.  Pace’s international
headquarters are in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK. For more
information on Pace, please visit href="">

For further information, contact: Paul Crouch, Chameleon, Paul.crouch at, +44(0)20-7680-5500

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