Our memberships and accreditations

Our commitments and the people we work together with.

Drawing on our particular strengths and know-how, we focus our partnerships and activities for maximum effect.

We continue to demonstrate that we are responsible corporate citizens, capable of delivering real value to communities and responding to communities in need. We partner with a variety of organisations to share best practice and help develop solutions to social and environmental challenges.

Commitments

Disability confident

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Principles for Sustainable Insurance

The Principles for Sustainable Insurance provide a global roadmap to develop and expand the innovative risk management and insurance solutions.

Principles for Responsible Investment

Principles for Responsible Investment is a United Nations-supported international network of investors working together to implement its six aspirational principles.

RE100

RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses driving the transition to 100% renewable electricity.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Women in Finance Charter

Women in Finance Charter is a pledge for gender balance across financial services. This is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark is a unique collaboration led by investors and civil society organisations dedicated to creating the first open and public benchmark of corporate human rights performance.

Powering Past Coal Alliance

The Powering Past Coal Alliance is a group of 122 countries, cities, regions and organisations aiming to accelerate the fossil-fuel phase out of coal-fired power stations, except the very few which have carbon capture and storage.

Prompt Payment Code

The Prompt Payment Code sets the gold standard in payment terms and plays an important role in bringing about a culture change in payment practices.

Time to Change

Time to Change is a mental health campaign in England, launched in 2007 with the objective of reducing mental health-related stigma and discrimination.

The UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses and firms worldwide to adopt sustainble and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.

Terra Carta

As part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative, HRH The Prince of Wales, announces the ‘Terra Carta’ – a charter that puts sustainability at the heart of the private sector.

Community partners

Living Wage Employer

Accredited Living Wage employers have been certified by the Living Wage Foundation.

Living Wage Friendly Funder

Ranging from local authorities to charitable trusts and foundations, corporate, science and capital funders, our Living Wage Funders are committing to tackle low pay by encouraging the organisations they support to pay the real Living Wage.

British Red Cross partnership

Working together to help build stronger, safer communities – equipping people to prepare and be ready for whatever lies ahead.

ClimateCare

ClimateCare is a profit for purpose environmental and social impact company known for its role providing carbon offset services, with a particular focus on using carbon and other results based finance to support its 'Climate+Care Projects'.

Memberships

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses. Together they employ nearly 7 million people, about one-third of the private sector-employed workforce.

Institute of Business Ethics

The Institute of Business Ethics was established in 1986 to promote high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. They raise awareness of business ethics through the dissemination of knowledge and good practice.

Change the Race Ratio

Campaigning for change, starting by setting targets for greater racial and ethnic diversity at the Board, ExCo and ExCo minus one. 

Business Disability Forum

Business Disability Forum is a not for profit membership organisation that exists to create a disability smart world by linking businesses, disabled people, and government.

ClimateWise

Representing a growing global network of leading insurance industry organisations, ClimateWise helps to align its members’ expertise to directly support society as it responds to the risks and opportunities of climate change.

Employers for Carers (EfC)

Employers for Carers (EfC) has evolved from a pioneering group of employers committed to working carers and is backed-up by the specialist knowledge of Carers UK.

Slave-Free Alliance

Slave-Free Alliance is a social enterprise and membership initiative launched by anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice.

The Valuable 500

The Valuable 500 is the global CEO community revolutionisingdisability inclusion through business leadership and opportunity.

 

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development

 The focus of the Alliance is to deliver concrete solutions to scale-up long-term finance and investment in sustainable development.

Indices

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

The Stonewall Top 100 Employers

The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list is compiled from the Workplace Equality Index – the UK’s leading benchmarking tool for LGBT inclusion in the workplace.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Organisations in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women are committed to workplace gender equality. The list celebrates outstanding progress and examples of best practice, impact, innovation, and individual achievement.

 

Carbon Disclosure Project

The CDP is an international non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States of America that helps companies and cities disclose their environmental impact.

Accreditations

The Good Shopping Guide

The Good Shopping Guide aims to help people make informed decisions about which brands are best for the planet, animals and people world-wide.

The Good Business Charter

The newly launched Good Business Charter gives accreditation to businesses that promote and implement ethical practices.

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