Press Statements

Is Uber right to link pay to diversity targets?

Commenting on Uber’s decision to link executive pay to diversity targets, Debbie Ramsay, director of business ethics advisers GoodCorporation said: “Too often companies publish statements about diversity or inclusion but make no real effort to incentivise staff, particularly at a senior level, to live up to them. Uber’s decision therefore, to link the bonus pay…

National employee survey uncovers key weaknesses in UK workplace culture

“Businesses need a better understanding of their company culture to avoid reputational risk” say responsible business experts GoodCorporation Over a quarter of the UK workforce believe their managers would bend the rules if necessary to get the job done, according to a survey by Opinium for business ethics advisers GoodCorporation, published today. The survey also…

Has the Government’s Supplier Code of Conduct missed a trick in tackling slavery in the supply chain?

The Supplier Code of Conduct, published recently by the UK Government’s Commercial Function contains several reasons to be optimistic. The standards it sets for suppliers to central government on world-class innovation, greater inclusion of SMEs, zero-tolerance of harassment and greater transparency on conflicts of interest are commendable. However, its section on modern slavery could leave key stakeholders underwhelmed….

GoodCorporation responds to Gambling Commission fine

GoodCorporation supports today’s decision by the Gambling Commission to penalise gambling firm 888 for failing to protect vulnerable customers. Leo Martin, director of business ethics advisers GoodCorporation, said: “From our assessments we know that good schemes really can work and are essential if the industry is to help reduce gambling-related harm. We have worked with several leading companies…

What the UK’s new data protection law will mean for businesses

The Government’s plans to revise the UK’s data protection laws, announced this week, will effectively ensure that the UK remains compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is applicable from May 2018. This announcement is helpful for businesses and should clarify some of the confusion around the need or otherwise to prepare…