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Good Business Charter Accredited

Good Business Charter Accredited

By Published On: April 12th, 20213.2 min read

We’re delighted to announce that Six One Creative has joined forces with other ethically conscious companies, by signing up to the Good Business Charter (GBC). An accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on all aspects of business practice.

Setting Standards

Inspiring Trust in Business.

At a time when people are beginning to care more about who they work for and who they buy from. Six One Creative is proud to be an early member of the charter, because it’s never been more important for businesses to set the kind of high standards that inspire trust.

Demonstrating High Ethical Responsibility

Caring About More Than Profit.

In the world today, companies must start demonstrating that they care about more than just profit. The Good Business Charter recognises organisations who 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 Ten Components of Accreditation

Our Key Commitments.

The GBC consists of 10 components. As an organisation with under 51 employees, Six One Creative will operate with all of the following commitments:

We commit to pay our directly employed and regularly contracted staff the real living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Read more about paying a real living wage

We commit to only use zero or minimal hours contracts when it is mutually beneficial and accepted by both us and the employee.

Read more about fair approach to working hours & contracts

We will actively support and encourage employee well-being, treating those with legitimate sickness, in a fair respectful manner. Whilst promoting access to impartial support and advice for employees with physical and mental health needs.

Read more about employee well-being

We commit to operating a system where every employee can make suggestions or raise issues with senior management.

Read more about employee representation

We commit to have robust measures in place to encourage diversity at key stages of recruitment, selection, and retention of employees. And to prevent harassment or victimisation in the workplace.

Read more about diversity and inclusion

We care about the environment and, as an organisation, encourage the development of good environmental practices. Seeking to minimise our impact while remaining committed to making improvements.

Read more about environmental responsibility
Read about how we compensate our entire carbon footprint

We commit to pay our taxes and where applicable, only use tax allowances for the purpose intended, and be transparent in our relationship with HMRC.

Read more about pay fair tax

We have a clear commitment to our stakeholders and prioritise addressing and learning from stakeholder feedback, seeking to put negative issues right.

Read more about commitment to customers

We commit to ethical sourcing for everything that we purchase. Including applying the standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code where relevant.

Read more about ethical sourcing

We commit to paying our suppliers promptly, and within at least 30 days.

Read more about prompt payments to suppliers

More About The Good Business Charter

The Good Business Charter has been set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation. It’s supported by the CBI and the TUC, both of which have trustee representation on its board. Other partners of the GBC include the Living Wage Foundation and the Prompt Payment Code.

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.”

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