People Activation joins the Good Business Charter

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People Activation is delighted to announce that it has signed up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), joining companies such as Aviva, Deloitte, TSB, Oxfam and many more.

GBC is 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 and charities with 10 employees or more 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.

This accreditation recognises that People Activation is committed to good business practice and follows the GBC’s 10 components which include a real living wage for employees, fairer contracts and hours, a commitment to customers and a focus on diversity, inclusion and employee wellbeing. The GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

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 is 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.”