Proud to be accredited by the Good Business Charter

risual is delighted to announce it has been accredited by the Good Business Charter (GBC) for a second year running, an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

The Good Business Charter 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.

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.”

Kate Lincoln, Director of Corporate Resources, said “We are delighted that risual’s working practices have been recognised, for a second year, as responsible business behaviour. We are proud to achieve accreditation against components that cover risual’s commitment to our people, to our clients, to our partners and suppliers and that also demonstrates our environmental responsibility. The principles of the Good Business Charter align to risual’s values of honesty, openness, and trust and underpin our wider ESG commitments, which we take pride in developing, as we continue to grow, to ensure a positive social impact”.

More details of the 10 components can be found on their website:

  1. We are a Living Wage Employer who pays directly employed staff and regular contracted staff the regular living wage.
  2. We commit to a fair approach to zero or minimal hours contract including giving at least two weeks’ notice for scheduling shifts and still paying shifts cancelled at less than two weeks’ notice.  We commit to give proper consideration to providing contracts with guaranteed hours.  Both of the above necessary unless requested otherwise by the employee of their own free will.
  3. We will have clear, fair and transparent policies that support and encourage employee well-being and ban unreasonable penalties for legitimate sickness.
  4. We will engage with worker representatives and ensure there is a voice that represents employees around the boardroom table.
  5. We will commit time and money to creating an inclusive workplace.  We will monitor the diversity of our workforce, commit to close the gender, disability and ethnicity pay gaps and narrow the CEO/worker pay gap.
  6. We care about the environment and have an environmental policy which demonstrates the ways in which we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance.
  7. We commit to pay our taxes, not engage in tax avoidance and be transparent in our relationship with HMRC.
  8. We recognise our commitment to our customers.  We publish this commitment on our website and gather and monitor customer feedback, reporting to the board and addressing concerns.
  9. We commit to the standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code where relevant to our organisation. 
  10. We are signatories of the government’s Prompt Payment Code. OR We will become signatories of the government’s Prompt Payment Code in the next three months.

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