WorkInConfidence is thrilled to announce our recent accreditation to the Good Business Charter which recognises responsible business behaviour across 10 components which are important company values for us.
“WorkInConfidence aims to be the leading employee engagement platform. In order to demonstrate our company values and responsible business behaviour to our customers, employees and wider community, we feel it is an important step to be recognised by trusted, independent, ethical accreditations such as the Good Business Charter” – Tim Martin, CEO, WorkInConfidence Limited
The Good Business Foundation was established in Autumn 2019 to develop the Good Business Charter accreditation. It launched in February 2020 with founder members Capita, Deloitte, Brompton Bicycles, Richer Sounds and London City Airport. It quickly attracted more members including small businesses and charities until the coronavirus pandemic slowed its progress. In spite of the pandemic, St. James’s Place joined in June 2020 as the first FTSE100 member, and TSB joined as the first retail bank in August 2020.
In January 2021 Federation of Small Businesses and the Good Business Foundation collaborated on a streamlined version of the Good Business Charter that was promoted for organisations with up to 50 employees and led to increasing number of organisations joining the scheme, making it the largest accreditation scheme in the UK, measuring responsible business behaviour. The University of York became the first University to join and Aviva the first insurance company. The Foundation’s efforts are focusing on attracting members from all sectors as well as developing a place-based model to see it promoted at city, town, or regional level.
The Good Business Charter is a wide-ranging accreditation scheme to recognise responsible business behaviour and was launched in February 2020, counting prestigious organisations TSB, Brompton Bicycles, Deloitte, Capita and St. James’s Place among their members. They are assessed on their commitments to real living wage, a fair approach to zero hours contracts, employee well-being, employee representation and robust measures in relation to diversity and inclusion.
Members also commit to pay their fair tax, be intentional about minimising environmental impact, pay suppliers promptly, ensure ethical sourcing and address customer feedback.
Jenny Herrera, CEO of The Good Business Foundation which runs the Good Business Charter said: “Being a responsible business means demonstrating behaviours across a number of important areas, and we want to highlight organisations leading the way in their sectors, to encourage others to step up.”
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