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GL Hearn makes pledge to Trade for Good
Business minister Norman Lamb launched the service at the Institute of Directors this month.
Even before the service was officially launched, nearly 500 businesses (including GL Hearn) had already signed up over the course of a week.
Norman Lamb MP, the lead minister for corporate responsibility in Government, said: "I'm delighted to be launching Trading for Good and would like to thank all those who have been involved in its development. I believe it is a powerful initiative with the potential to deliver real benefits to business, consumers and society at large.
By demonstrating how they are behaving in a socially responsible way, the programme will help small companies improve their reputation and grow their business. I'm pleased that so many businesses have already signed up and I would strongly encourage others to get involved and make corporate responsibility a core part of their growth strategy."
To sign up for Trading for Good, companies need to undertake one or more of the following pledges:
- support charities and communities
- help young people into work
- improve environmental impact
- work better with suppliers
- make life better for employees.
It is being actively promoted by the UK government as “The mark of a good business”
Commenting on the firm’s participation in Trading for Good, Brian Sloggett, Managing Director at GL Hearn said:
“Trading for Good is an excellent initiative that recognises the contribution small to medium sized enterprises make to society. I am very pleased over 10 per cent of GL Hearn staff participated in a community volunteering project over the last year. We remain committed to supporting our local communities as this has clear benefits for all involved.”