Sulets are pleased to have become an accredited charity by the Good Business Charter.
As an educational charity we have always put the interests of our students at the heart of the service that we deliver. The Good Business Charter (GBC) accreditation gives important third party endorsement of our ethos and way of doing business. The GBC is a new initiative which provides charities and companies with an independent endorsement and platform to promote their good management practices.
The Good Business Charter is run by a charity called the Good Business Foundation, with a team of trustees including representatives from the CBI and the TUC. The Good Business Charter is a public acknowledgement and reward for charities, like Sulets, who exhibit correct and equitable behaviours. To achieve the recognition Sulets had to sign up to 9 clear components. These are:
- Real living wage
- Fairer hours and contracts
- Employee wellbeing
- Employee representation
- Diversity and fair pay
- Environmental responsibility
- Commitment to stakeholders
- Ethical sourcing
- Prompt payment
Sulets CEO, Irving Hill, said, ‘We are delighted to join the Good Business Charter and to know that the way that we do business meets the standards of the GBC accreditation process. We have always prioritised the way that we care for our employees and customers and it is important for this to have independent, external recognition. As an educational charity, we are able to offer a unique service and an accreditation like this helps to endorse both the quality of that service and the way that we look after people.’
For Sulets this recognition is important, as it reflects our unique position as an educational charity and our ability to offer a transparent and honest accommodation service to the students of Leicester.