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Good Business Charter – why I signed up.


Thom Baker Consultancy is delighted to announce it has joined companies such as Destination Digital, Brompton and Off-Site Construction Systems in signing up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

The Good Business Charter exists for organisations across all industries and sectors and works through a simple online self-certification process. At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the Good Business Charter offers a straightforward accreditation which brings together several existing standards:

  1. Real living wage
  2. Fairer hours and contracts
  3. Employee well-being
  4. Employee representation
  5. Diversity and inclusion
  6. Environmental responsibility
  7. Pay fair tax
  8. Commitment to customers
  9. Ethical sourcing
  10. Prompt payment to suppliers

The Good Business Charter recognises organisations which 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 and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have brought 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.”

Chairman of the GBC board, Simon Fox

Thom Baker Consultancy joins this movement because I believe that in order to succeed in business today you have to be a good company first. The accreditation goes hand in hand with supporting and working towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and a better, brighter future for people and the planet.

If you are interested in joining me you can head over to www.goodbusinesscharter.com so sign up.

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Contact: CEO Jennifer Herrera jherrera@goodbusinesscharter.com 07703 453826