To become accredited, and join the Good Employer Network, interested organisations need to meet the Good Employer Charter
The Charter represents practical ways by which Croydon businesses can contribute to creating a strong local economy.
The Charter aims to encourage employers to pay a fair wage
Accredited organisations are required to pay their staff the London Living Wage.
The London Living Wage is a voluntary hourly rate set independently and updated annually by the Living Wage Foundation.
The Living Wage Foundation will work in partnership with interested businesses and support them through the steps to become a Living Wage Employer.
To register your interest in becoming a Living Wage employer click here
The Charter seeks to create flexible hiring and more sustainable employment opportunities in the borough
Accredited organisations are required to create employment and training opportunities for local people.
Croydon Works the Council’s jobs brokerage service will work with accedited businesses to providing employability support and a free to use recruitment service. It will link employers to high quality, job-ready potential employees.
To register with Croydon Works click here
The Charter seeks to support small businesses and promote local business opportunities.
Accredited organisations are required to support the local economy by investing in local business and supply chains.
Buy Local will be supported by the Value Croydon programme. Value Croydon's ambition is to build buyer-supplier relationships, provide commissioning and procurement support and ensure business opportunities are visible and accessible to the local market (the Value Croydon website is currently under development).
The Charter’s ambition is to encourage businesses to:
Accredited organisations are required to implement best practice relating to equality and diversity in their workplace
For further support and advice click here
The application of the Charter principles will be unique to each member organisation and should be relevant and proportionate to the size of the business and sector they operate in.
The ambition of the charter is to recognise that by embracing the network's principles, defining what they mean to the organisation and incorporating appropriate policies and practices to reflect them in the day to day operations, any business (no matter how big or small) can become a better employer and contribute to strengthening the local economy.
Our Good Employer Network mission is to build a network of Good Employers that do business responsibly, enabling both our employers and employees to benefit as our economy grows.
Our work will support the success of the local economy through using local supply chains, creating job opportunities, ensuring employees are paid a fair wage and promoting equality and diversity.
Through our efforts we will change the lives of Croydon’s citizens and shape the identity of our borough, making it a place that thrives for its people.
A dynamic, diverse and inclusive Croydon economy, harnessing everyone’s creativity and potential to ensure long term sustainable growth and good work that benefits all.