Join a new standard
There are other standards that businesses can sign up to – what makes GBC different?
We believe the simplicity and basic ethical principles of the GBC will be key to its success. Application is through an online self-certification process and takes less than one hour to complete. Signing up to the GBC is free in the first year and annual fees will be modest thereafter depending on the size of the organisation. The GBC is a non-profit making organisation funded by private sponsors who are keen to be supportive of responsible capitalism. We hope the GBC, because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, will quickly gain support and therefore critical mass, which will give it important and influential authority to change business practice for good.
Will it change business behaviour?
We hope so. In order to sign up to the Charter each business will need to evaluate the way it operates in relation to the ten component areas. As more businesses get involved, and as GBC members get publicly recognised and rewarded, we hope that it will become increasingly difficult for companies to sit outside this framework.
Small companies and charities
In recognition that 99.3% of all businesses in the UK have less than 51 employees and given the level of interest we had from smaller organisations in the first few months of the Good Business Charter’s existence, in January 2021 we launched a streamlined version for organisations with up to 50 employees, developed in collaboration with FSB (Federation of Small Businesses). This assessment seeks to use language more accessible to this size of organisation whilst still upholding the same standards of the 10 components of the GBC.
Good Business Charter
Take the first step now and sign up with us today. If you receive accreditation to the GBC, membership will be FREE for the first year.
Calling all employees, customers and suppliers.
If you have reason to believe that a GBC accredited organisation is not meeting its obligations, please let us know.