GBC accreditation shows that a business is committed to improving the way they treat employees, the environment, customers and suppliers. It also demonstrates that the business is trustworthy, pays its share of tax and cares about more than just profit.
Companies and charities across all industries and sectors can achieve Good Business Charter status, as it works through a simple online self-certification process.
Because people increasingly care more about who they work for and who they buy from, 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 already 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, and several household names including Richer Sounds, TSB, and Amnesty International are already members too.
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.”
Matthew James, Write Again Ltd founder, said: “We’re delighted to have achieved this accreditation as it helps to show everyone we talk to whether in person or online, that we have their interests at heart in everything we do as a business. We know that value means more than just a fair price, and we’re keen to spread the word about the GBC to encourage other businesses to sign up too”
Amanda Swift, Write Again Ltd director, said: “As a new business we’re always looking for ways to stand out from our competitors, and to show that what we do has real tangible benefits for all concerned. GBC accreditation proves this.”
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Notes to Editors:
Write Again Ltd was established in Southport in 2020, and focuses on:
- Writing and reviewing online and offline content
- Creating content strategies
- Providing consultancy services for businesses of all sizes
Write Again Ltd is working towards:
- ISO 9001 - the best-known quality management standard
- ISO 14001:2015 - the leading environmental management standard
- BCorp certification – as achieved by Patagonia, Ben and Jerry’s and others
Matthew has 15 years of experience working in digital agencies and client-side in Blackburn, Liverpool, Preston and Warrington