September 2023, by Megan Anderson.
The GBC, which is open to all organisations in the UK, partners with the Trades Union Congress, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors in its recognition of responsible business practices.
The GBC states that not-for-profits must meet nine of its 10 key requirements for accreditation, including: providing a living wage, promoting employee wellbeing, diversity & inclusion, environmental responsibility and ethical resourcing.
Benenden Health bolster’s the city of York’s accreditation, which became the first-ever GBC city, along with other local businesses including the City of York Council, the University of York, Aviva, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Benenden Health’s Chief Risk Officer and sponsor of its ESG programme, Stella Croot shares, “We are honoured to join the Good Business Charter (GBC) and all the other accredited businesses that strive to adopt the highest ethical business standards.
“We recognise that customers, current and prospective employees, suppliers and investors are increasingly looking for businesses that participate in and actively promote sustainable operations.
“Benenden Health is committed to continually improving its environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, and the Good Business Charter accreditation is an excellent milestone to achieve.”
Jenny Herrera, CEO at Good Business Charter adds, “It is wonderful to award Benenden Health with Good Business Charter accreditation and particularly have them join our growing community of York based GBC champions, setting the standards for responsible business behaviour in the city.”
The GBC accreditation follows other reputable awards given to Benenden Health including winning MoneyFact’s ‘Best Healthcare Service’ four consecutive years, as well as its ‘Best Private Medical Insurance Provider’ in 2022. In a 2022 survey, Benenden Health also found 4 out of 5 of its members would recommend the healthcare service to others.