Good Business Charter

Good Business Charter

The Good Business Charter is a simple accreditation which organisations in the UK can sign up to in recognition of responsible business practices. It measures behaviour over 10 components: real living wage, fairer hours and contracts, employee well-being, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying fair tax, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing, and prompt payment. Jerba Campervans received its accreditation for the Good Business Charter (GBC) in June 2020 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 exists for all companies and charities with 10 employees or more across all industries and sectors and works through a simple online self-certification process. At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the GBC 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 GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit. 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. The GBC has been set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation and accreditation will be free for all companies in the first year.

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 has first been 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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