Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 became fully operational on 31/01/13. The act imposes a pre procurement duty on the Council to consider how procurement might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area in which a contract is delivered. A social value policy has been approved which outlines how the Council will discharge its responsibilities in this area.
The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility aims to boost the local economy through support to the local supply chain, creation of job opportunities and ensuring employees are paid a fair wage.
What is the charter?
The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility is a set of guiding principles to which Birmingham City Council (BCC) will adhere to and to which it invites its contracted suppliers, the wider business community, other public sector bodies (including schools) and third sector organisations (including grant recipients) to adopt.
The principles of the charter are:
· Local Employment
· Buy Birmingham First
· Partners in Communities
· Good Employer
· Green and Sustainable
· Ethical Procurement
Charter signatories will need to consider and describe how they can improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of Birmingham and its citizens. For full details of the principles please download the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility and the Implentation Pack which includes guidance notes and an Action Plan for you to complete.
How can my organisation sign up?
Whether you are a Birmingham City Council contracted supplier or not– you can join the companies and organisations that have already adopted the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility by downloading and completing the Action Plan and returning it to the Charter Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to sign up to the Charter and are a Birmingham City Council contracted supplier you will be expected to agree to an amendment to your existing contract/s which will commit you to delivering the principles of the Charter.
Further information and full list of signatories to the charter can be found on www.finditinbirmingham.com
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