Cause4 joins the Good Business Charter

20th February, 2020

Cause4 is delighted to announce it has joined 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 and charities across all industries and sectors and works through a simple online self-certification process.  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 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 bought 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.”

CEO and Founder of Cause4, Michelle Wright, said:

“I am thrilled that Cause4 has been accredited by The Good Business Charter. As a Social Enterprise, B Corporation and London Living Wage Employer, being a responsible business is hugely important to us, and we will continue to ensure we meet the standards of the Charter.”

For more information see the website www.goodbusinesscharter.com

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