The charter which is free to join, officially launched on Tuesday morning at the inaugural Croydon GEC Business Breakfast held at TMRW Hub.
Businesses can apply to become accredited members of the Good Employer Network if they meet the charter’s criteria made up of four key elements:
The charter will give local businesses the opportunity to be recognised as a good local employer.
Accredited businesses will become members of the Good Employer Network, which aims to help them adopt responsible business practices and gives access to local contacts, suppliers, other local businesses and opportunities whilst sharing knowledge with their peers.
They will also gain access to Good Employer learning, quarterly business breakfast briefings and regular networking events.
The first 100 SME businesses that become accredited with GEC in 2017/18 can also apply for a one-off business rate discount of up to £1,000.
Local businesses that are not yet ready to become accredited can stay in touch with the network by committing to supporting the charter and pledging to work towards accreditation.
Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs said: “I am delighted the Croydon Good Employer Charter has now officially launched and local businesses can join the network and get the recognition they deserve.
“Croydon’s vision is for all of the borough’s businesses to become accredited members to help us achieve a diverse and dynamic local economy to the benefit of all.”
To become accredited, pledge your business’ support or for more information about the network visit http://www.goodemployercroydon.com/