The time is right for business to recognise its wider obligations

The time is right for business to recognise its wider obligations

Good Business Charter (GBC) accreditation seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

The way that business conducts itself has never been more important.

The Good Business Charter (GBC) will recognise and accredit those businesses that prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers and suppliers, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law.  The GBC seeks to inspire other businesses to follow suit.

The Good Business Charter has the support of both the CBI and the TUC which both have director representation on its board. Other partners of the GBC include the Living Wage Foundation, Ethical Trade Initiative and Prompt Payment Code. The GBC is a not for profit organisation and accreditation will be free for all companies in the first year.

Chairman of the GBC board, Simon Fox, said:

The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have bought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to. We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good.  We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”

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