The Institute of Directors welcomed as 1000th GBC accredited organisation

The Good Business Charter, set up 2020 in partnership with the CBI and TUC, welcomed its 1,000th organisation, the Institute of Directors, into its accreditation scheme.

Jonathan Geldart, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said on joining:

“We are delighted to be joining the Good Business Charter as its 1,000th member. As part of our Royal Charter, the Institute is tasked with promoting professional competence and integrity on the part of directors for the public benefit. We believe that better directors make a better world. This initiative provides a framework for what responsible business behaviour looks like in 2022 and I would encourage businesses across the country to sign up to the scheme.”

What is the Good Business Charter?

The Good Business Charter is a simple yet effective way to recognise responsible businesses, developed in partnership with the CBI, TUC and FSB.  In spite of the plethora of different accreditations available in each sector, to the outside world, confusion still reigns about who is doing business in a responsible way.  The Good Business Charter seeks to bring clarity on this, measuring behaviour over 10 components as follows:

Each accredited organisation is assessed through a self-certification process.

Why join?

1. The UK’s many responsible, caring businesses deserve this third-party recognition

2. Members will be a beacon of light encouraging others to do the same which is good for society

3. The biggest benefit is that new customers will be signposted to your door away from your competitors when they see you sporting the GBC logo.

If you are based within the City of York, you would join many others in being part of the first GBC City, including the City of York Council, York and Scarborough NHS Trust, the University of York, Aviva, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and many more.

How to join

For more information see our website:

You sign up through an online self-certification process here:

Better directors for a better world

The IoD supports directors and business leaders across the UK and beyond to learn, network and build successful, responsible businesses.
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