Good Business Charter
Good Business Charter
The Good Business Charter (GBC) is a voluntary accreditation which organisations in the UK can sign up to in recognition of responsible business practices. It was set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation and it requires accredited businesses to commit to ten key components:
- Real living wage – ensuring all employees are fairly paid
- Fairer hours and contracts – eliminating zero hour contracts and providing sufficient hours to ensure proper wages
- Employee well-being – listening to employees and making their working environment better for them
- Employee representation – giving employees an official voice and ears at a senior level within the business
- Diversity and inclusion – employing people openly from any background and giving equal opportunity to all
- Environmental responsibility – caring for the environment in the energy we use, the parts we source and the final product we create
- Paying fair tax – being 100% open with all our tax affairs and paying our full UK tax
- Commitment to customers – listening to customers and giving the very best in service
- Ethical sourcing – looking closely at suppliers to ensure that they are doing their best for people and the planet
- Prompt payment – always paying suppliers within 30 days and when possible straight away
In June 2020 Jerba Campervans received its accreditation for the GBC and we are proud to play our part in raising 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 – the GBC offers a straightforward accreditation which recognises organisations which prioritise these vital elements of a fair and just society.
The GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit, it has the full 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.
Fair Tax Mark
The Fair Tax Mark certification scheme was launched in February 2014 and seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place. The Fair Tax Mark operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise and believes that companies paying tax responsibly should be celebrated, and any race to the bottom resisted.
Jerba Campervans is proud to have met the strict criteria to become certificated for the Fair Tax Mark – by being fully open and transparent about the corporation tax we pay and exactly how it is calculated. Our certification was granted in December 2020 and will be renewed every year.
In an age where all too often we hear of too many multinational firms taking advantage of international tax loopholes, then anything we can do to raise the profile of good and honest tax practice can only be a positive thing. A survey conducted in June 2020 showed 80% of the UK public would rather shop with a business that is paying its full share of tax; https://fairtaxmark.net/the-new-lockdown-mindset-more-brits-call-for-greater-accountability-for-businesses-on-tax-avoidance-and-social-responsibility/
Tax matters. It helps to fund vital public goods and services from education, health and social care, to flood defence, roads, policing and defence. Jerba Campervans is one of the smallest firms in the UK to have been certificated and joins the ranks of more well-known names such as The Co-op, Richer Sounds, Lush Cosmetics and United Utilities.
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