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Neighbourly receives accreditation to the Good Business Charter

12 October 2020
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Neighbourly is delighted to announce it has joined a community of forward-thinking companies 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.


As a company that puts ethical business practices at the heart of everything we do, we're proud to be accredited by the GBC. With a growing team, it's essential for us that all staff are well looked after both mentally and physically so that we are in the best place to ensure that our growth as a business is centred around long-term positive outcomes for society and the environment. 


This accreditation not only allows us to celebrate being a 'Good Business' but also being part of a community of employers that offer some of the highest standards of employment rights for all businesses to aspire to.

Purpose over profit

It has never been more important for businesses to gain trust and demonstrate responsibility. And 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. 


"Joining the Good Business Charter underscores our commitment to using business as a force for good"


Those accredited to the charter must commit to paying their staff the real Living Wage, ensure their business takes responsibility for reducing its impact on the environment, to increase diversity and equality, and source its products ethically, to name just a few.


Neighbourly COO Zoe Colosimo says: "As one of the founding B Corps in the UK and a signatory to the UN Global Compact, joining the Good Business Charter underscores our commitment to using business as a force for good , and that starts from the inside out.


“We believe businesses have a responsibility to look after their employees and consider the impact of business decisions on society and the environment. We’re proud to stand alongside other Good Business Charter members in encouraging more organisations to adopt better practices as set out by the charter, leading the way in making a commitment to a better future for all.”


Jenny Herrera, CEO of the Good Business Foundation adds: “Neighbourly does a fantastic job of enabling businesses to make a positive impact in their communities and we are thrilled that they have become a member of the Good Business Charter.”


“The Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have combined them to provide a coherent consolidated standard for organisations of all sizes in all sectors to aspire to. GBC accreditation proves that Neighbourly isn't just a great platform but is an organisation that cares for its employees, suppliers, customers and the environment."