Helpful links

The GBC is an accreditation scheme.  It does not advise on how to achieve the different components.  Below are a list of organisations that can provide guidance on how to do responsible business as well as our partners on some of our individual components.

Individual Components

Living Wage Foundation
https://www.livingwage.org.uk/
Accreditation scheme for organisations committing to pay the real living wage which is required by the Good Business Charter.

Fair Tax Mark
https://fairtaxmark.net/
Certification scheme for companies paying the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place.

Ethical Trading Initiative
https://www.ethicaltrade.org/
A leading alliance promoting respect for workers’ rights around the globe. We ask businesses to commit to the ETI Base Code but it is not a requirement to become a member. You will find excellent resources on how to do proper due diligence on your ethical sourcing.

Prompt Payment Code
https://www.smallbusinesscommissioner.gov.uk/ppc/
A voluntary code of practice setting standards for payment practices. Signing up to the PPC is required by the Good Business Charter.

Guidance on how to be a Responsible Business

Blueprint for Better Business
http://www.blueprintforbusiness.org/
An independent charity helping business to be inspired and guided by a purpose that respects people and contributes to a better society.

Centre for Progressive Policy
https://www.progressive-policy.net/
A think tank committed to drive progressive policy and shared prosperity in the UK.

Green Alliance
https://www.green-alliance.org.uk/
Independent think tank and charity focused on ambitious leadership for the environment.

Heart of the City
https://theheartofthecity.com/
20 years experience of working with small and medium sized businesses to do responsible business. It has now made some of its resources freely available to download.

‘The Ethical Capitalist’ by Julian Richer
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1115429/the-ethical-capitalist–how-to-make-business-work-better-for-soc/9781847942210.html
Or you could purchase Julian Richer’s book which also gives plenty of advice on how to conduct business fairly.

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.

Our 10 components

Find out more about the ideals that make up the cornerstone of the Good Business Charter.
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