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Ealing Council recognised as a responsible business

The council has recently been accredited by The Good Business Charter for its responsible business practices.

The Good Business Charter is an accreditation scheme, which organisations in the UK can sign up to in recognition of responsible business behaviour. It measures business practices over the following 10 areas:

  • Real living wage
  • Fairer hours and contracts
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Employee representation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Paying fair tax
  • Customer commitment
  • Ethical sourcing
  • Prompt payment to suppliers.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for decent living incomes comments:

“At the recent elections, we pledged to lead the borough to deliver decent living incomes, by achieving The Good Business Charter accreditation. Having shown we meet these key standards; it reflects our efforts to be a responsible organisation and employer and gives us the opportunity to set and raise the bar for what it means to do business here in Ealing.

Our Plan for Good Jobs outlines our commitment to support Ealing businesses in different ways, attract new ones and actively encourage businesses of all sizes to make a positive contribution to the borough’s economy. We are pleased that we can lead the way by being a responsible organisation ourselves.

“I’d encourage Ealing businesses to consider joining The Good Business Charter, improve the way they do business and by doing so improve the lives of many.”

Be recognised for your responsible business practices

Set up in 2020, The Good Business Charter recently welcomed its 1,000th organisation. It’s open to organisations from the private and public sectors and charities of all sizes. Find out more about joining The Good Business Charter as a responsible business. Application is through an online self-certification process and takes less than one hour to complete.

Helping you become a London Living Wage employer

To raise living standards and recognise good employers in Ealing, the council has introduced a living wage business rate discount. Become a living wage employer in the borough and receive a business rate discount, equivalent to two years of Living Wage accreditation fees.

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