UAP joins the Good Business Charter
Published on 24 February, 2020Latest News
We are delighted to announce we have joined companies such as CBI, Deloitte and Bellevue Law in signing up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.
UAP is proud to be the first in the door hardware industry to join the GBC. It has never been more important for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit.
The Good Business Charter exists for all companies and charities with 10 employees or more 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 GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.
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 of UAP, David Jennings, said:
“We welcome being recognised by the Good Business Charter for our business ethics and values in relation to our employees, our supply chain, our customers and the environment. UAP have always striven to act responsibly with all of our stakeholders and the world at large, and it is wonderful that we have been recognised for our endeavours. We would like to thank the Good Business Charter for helping to recognise and advance good, responsible business practice throughout all industry sectors.”
For more information see the website www.goodbusinesscharter.com.