Whitespace Group is delighted to announce that it has joined companies such as Aviva, TSB and Schroders Personal Wealth, by achieving the Good Business Charter (GBC) accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

To achieve accreditation, we had to meet the Ten Components, which include employee representation, ethical sourcing, and environmental responsibility.

The Good Business Charter exists for all UK companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors. At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the GBC offers a straightforward accreditation, recognising organisations that prioritise and value their employees, customers, suppliers, and the environment, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law.

It has never been more important for businesses to build trust and show consideration for more than just profit. Therefore, the GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

Mary Cole, Chief Executive Officer at Whitespace Group, said: “Joining the Good Business Charter formalises our commitment to operating with integrity and fairness. Continuous improvement is a key component of our ESG strategy and we are always seeking forward thinking initiatives that better our policies and culture. We are proud to be a part of a programme that highlights the importance of equality, diversity, sustainable development, and transparent governance in business.”

Simon Fox, Chairman of the GBC Board, said: “The Good Business Charter brings together ten 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.”