31 May Responsible business behaviour makes good business sense
We, at Pilkington Communications, have been awarded the ‘Good Business Charter’ accreditation – an award designed to reward responsible business behaviour.
The Northamptonshire based company, run by former journalist Jessica Pilkington, has been recognised for meeting the 10 standards laid out in the Charter. These include a focus on employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, prompt payment and a commitment to customers.
Jessica said: “Treating staff and clients with respect and consideration is at the heart of all we do. We are prompt payers, even when others aren’t, we are committed to nurturing the wellbeing of all our staff and we have recently taken our commitment to the community further by now focusing largely on supporting the local not for profit sector.
“We recently moved into new offices, which are tucked inside Northamptonshire historic home, Delapre Abbey. Since the Abbey is a charitable trust this means that even our rent makes a difference. That is so rewarding.“
The Good Business Charter – see the Pilkington Communications member acknowledgement here – is a charity which strives to encourage UK based entrepreneurs and organisations to do business responsibly and ethically.
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 this Charter has enormous potential to change business practice for good. We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”