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We’ve Joined the Good Business Charter

We here at Glitzy Vintage Jewellery are very excited to announce that we have signed up to the Good Business Charter and received full accreditation.

The Good Business Charter (GBC) is an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

It has never been more important for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit.

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 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.

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.”

By signing up to the Good Business Charter we have committed to continue to meet their 10 key components which are:

Real Living Wage
We commit to pay our directly employed and regularly contracted staff the real living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.
Fairer hours and contracts
We commit to only use zero or minimal hours contracts when it is mutually beneficial and accepted by both us and the employee.
Employee well-being
We will actively support and encourage employee well-being treating those with legitimate sickness in a fair and respectful manner and promote access to impartial support and advice for employees with physical and mental health needs.
Employee representation
We commit to having a way where every employee can make suggestions or raise issues with senior management.
Diversity and inclusion
We commit to have robust measures in place to encourage diversity at key stages of recruitment, selection and retention of employees and to prevent harassment or victimisation in the workplace.
Environmental responsibility
We care about the environment and encourage the development of good environmental practice as an organisation, seeking to minimise our impact and commit to improve it..
Pay fair tax
We commit to pay our taxes where applicable, only use tax allowances for the purpose intended, and be transparent in our relationship with HMRC.
Commitment to customers
We  have a clear commitment to our stakeholders and prioritise addressing and learning from stakeholder feedback, seeking to put negative issues right.
Ethical sourcing
We commit to ethical sourcing of anything we purchase, such as by applying standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code where relevant.  
Prompt payment to suppliers
We commit to paying our suppliers promptly, and within at least 30 days.
We are signatories of the government’s Prompt Payment Code.

We are proud to be able to commit to these standards – and hope that we far exceed the expectations that they set for our behaviour as an ethical business.

You can see our link/entry on the Good Business Charter website here.

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