Parrhesia is proud to be accredited by the Good Business Charter. The GBC consists of 10 components and more details for each of these components can be found on their website: www.goodbusinesscharter.com
In support of the Good Business Charter, Parrhesia commits to the following components:
- Real Living Wage: we are a Living Wage Employer who pays directly employed staff and regular contracted staff the regular living wage.
- Fairer hours and contracts: we commit to a fair approach to zero or minimal hours contract including giving at least two weeks’ notice for scheduling shifts and still paying shifts cancelled at less than two weeks’ notice. We commit to give proper consideration to providing contracts with guaranteed hours. Both of the above necessary unless requested otherwise by the employee of their own free will.
- Employee well-being: we will have clear, fair and transparent policies that support and encourage employee well-being and ban unreasonable penalties for legitimate sickness.
- Employee representation: we will engage with worker representatives and ensure there is a voice that represents employees around the boardroom table.
- Diversity and inclusion: we will commit time and money to creating an inclusive workplace and we will monitor the diversity of our workforce.
- Environmental responsibility: we care about the environment and have an environmental policy which demonstrates the ways in which we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance.
- Pay fair tax: we commit to paying our taxes, not engage in tax avoidance and commit to be transparent in our relationship with HMRC.
- Commitment to customers: we recognise our commitment to our stakeholders. We publish this commitment on our website and gather and monitor stakeholder feedback, reporting to the board and addressing concerns.
- Ethical sourcing: we commit to the standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code where relevant to our organisation.
- Prompt payment to suppliers: we have become signatories of the government’s Prompt Payment Code.