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Bradburys Join the Good Business Charter

Bradburys is delighted to announce it has joined companies such as Aviva, Deloitte and Unilever 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 all companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors. 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 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.

Many people believe in a fairer society and want to work for and purchase from organisations that are ethical and responsible. At the current time it is almost impossible to know which those organisations are. The Good Business Charter seeks to provide a clear accreditation for all stakeholders to recognise those businesses operating responsibly in these areas. The goal of the Good Business Charter is to gain a critical mass of accredited companies of all sizes and from all sectors and work to get the brand widely recognised in the UK for consumers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

The Good Business Charter has the support of both the CBI and the TUC which both have trustee representation on its board. Other partners of the GBC include the Living Wage Foundation and the Prompt Payment Code. The GBC has been set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation 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 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.”

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