We are proud to be accredited by the Good Business Charter. The GBC consists of 10 components and more details for each of these components can be found on their website: www.goodbusinesscharter.com
It is really important to me that our associates and clients can see our commitment to ethical business – and also we would love to encourage all our contacts to apply for accreditation for themselves.
The accreditation for a smaller business or an organisation with under 51 employees asks you to make the following 10 commitments:
- We commit to pay our directly employed and regularly contracted staff the real living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.
- We commit to only use zero or minimal hours contracts when it is mutually beneficial and accepted by both us and the employee.
- We will actively support and encourage employee well-being treating those with legitimate sickness in a fair and respectful manner and promote access to impartial support and advice for employees with physical and mental health needs.
- We commit to having a way where every employee can make suggestions or raise issues with senior management.
- 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.
- We care about the environment and encourage the development of good environmental practice as an organisation, seeking to minimise our impact and commit to improve it.
- We commit to pay our taxes where applicable, only use tax allowances for the purpose intended, and be transparent in our relationship with HMRC.
- We have a clear commitment to our stakeholders and prioritise addressing and learning from stakeholder feedback, seeking to put negative issues right.
- We commit to ethical sourcing of anything we purchase, such as by applying standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code where relevant.
- We commit to paying our suppliers promptly, and within at least 30 days.
Rachel Bentley, the Small Business Marketing Coach herself, says, “As it becomes ever more important to me personally to live in a way that reflects my own Christian ethos, so it is important that the business reflects this too. The Good Business Charter Accreditation has allowed us to achieve this and we would encourage all smaller and larger businesses to join this movement to help us build a better business environment for all our stakeholders.”
Small Business Marketing Coach works with professional experts, freelancers and coaches so they can grow & scale profitably, ethically & organically through 121 VIP Coaching and Mentoring Programs. The founder, Rachel Bentley, is an Executive Business Coach and Marketing Strategist and also offers services as a Freelance Course (Academic and Business) Creator. She is also a part time Artist. For further details on current coaching arrangements available please see our microsite here.