Social Responsibility

BII's role as the professional body for the licensed retail industry is to raise standards of professionalism. This involves working with operators within the sector to encourage them to run socially responsible businesses.


Underpinning social responsibility are a number of schemes such as Best Bar None and PASS (see tabs on left for more information) which BII supports.


Many of the qualifications offered by BII's awarding body, BIIAB, develop skills and knowledge in support of high standards of responsible alcohol retailing. These include:

BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing

BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff

Find out more about BIIAB qualifications

BII Membership

All BII members adhere to a Code of Conduct which demonstrates their commitment to the highest standards. Find out more about BII membership