Partnerships

we work with a number of established accreditation, awards and membership partners across the ethical, sustainable and social enterprise space

Image of Sarah Kingston, smiling and facing forward to, with the quote 'we are developing relationships with organisations that are experts in each of their areas, with established, often, rigorous vetting, awards, memberships and accreditation processes'

Consumers are increasingly sceptical about ethical business claims, especially with the rise of ‘greenwashing', and genuine good businesses struggle to cut-through the noise of big business ethical claims

We want to build trust with consumers, helping them to know their money is truly doing good

We're building partnerships with established accreditation, awards and membership partners across the ethical, sustainable and social enterprise landscape

And we display their marks against qualifying businesses, provide clear information on their processes and work with them to support the good business sector

our current partners

Good Business Charter logo

The Good Business Charter is a simple accreditation UK organisations can sign up to in recognition of responsible business practices. It measures 10 components: real living wage, fairer hours and contracts, employee well-being, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying fair tax, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing and prompt payment. Organisations must meet all 10 to receive GBC accreditation.

Living Wage Foundation logo

The Living Wage Foundation is the organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. They celebrate and recognise the leadership of responsible employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum.

ESG Mark logo

The ESGmark® certification is an important and increasingly recognised way for organisations to communicate their responsible approach to business with credibility. Their certified members are at the forefront of the business world’s move to a more responsible way of operating with respect to the planet and society.

Small 99 logo

Small 99 is on a mission to guide 1 million businesses to Net Zero by 2025. They provide business owners with simple tools and clear guidance to help them reduce their carbon footprint. Through accessible pricing, small, actionable steps, and straightforward communication, they make it easy to start the journey to Net Zero and run a successful business

Klimato logo

The food industry accounts for about 1/3 of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it one of the single largest contributors to climate change. Klimato is a start-up with the mission to reduce the climate impact from food by offering a tool for calculating, communicating and reporting the carbon footprint per dish. Klimato’s carbon labelling educates and encourages chefs and restaurant guests to make climate-friendly choices, which, coupled with a reporting function, makes it easy to set goals, reduce food-related emissions and track progress to combat climate change - one meal at a time.

Organisation for Responsible Businesses ORB logo

The Organisation for Responsible Businesses's (ORB) mission is “To Change the World, One Small Business at a Time.” Since 2010, ORB has been driving the movement for a better way of doing business.

Membership of (ORB) is the perfect starting point for small businesses to show they are meeting responsible business practices. Although a first step, and they certainly don’t expect perfection, they believe that a validation process is still essential to ensure company values are genuinely aligned with their movement. Membership of ORB is therefore a 3-stage application process which includes a short online questionnaire, making a pledge, and an online chat.

For businesses looking for something even more robust, they offer two certification options. 

Planet Mark logo

Planet Mark is an internationally recognised sustainability certification acknowledging continuous progress, encouraging action, and building an empowered community of like-minded individuals. It’s awarded to businesses, properties and developments that are committed to reducing their carbon emissions, which we review annually. We also support businesses making a commitment to Net Zero, ensuring that they’re committing to a credible target, with an effective action plan to get there.

Carbon Mark logo

At CarbonMark™ they’re committed to helping businesses of all sizes achieve their sustainably goals.

Their aim is to help you understand the most effective mays to decarbonise your business. Their services are designed to be accessible and affordable – making it easy for you to get started on your decarbonisation journey.

They audit using the internationally recognised GHG-Protocol. Working alongside businesses to help reduce their carbon emissions – enabling them to become Carbon Neutral and, in time, Net Zero.

Sustainable Restaurant Association Food Made Good logo

Sitting at the intersection between foodservice and the sustainable food movement, The Sustainable Restaurant Association defines sustainability for the sector, connecting businesses around the world to accelerate change towards a hospitality sector that is socially progressive and environmentally restorative. They do this through the world’s largest sustainability certification tailored for the sector: The Food Made Good Standard.

Better Food Traders logo

Better Food Traders is a UK-wide network of independent food retailers who sell locally-grown, planet-friendly produce - creating a thriving food retail system that supports the environment, farming communities, local economies and local people. By shopping at a Better Food Trader you know you're buying delicious, local produce that doesn't cost the earth and treats everyone in the supply chain fairly.

Social Enterprise Mark CIC logo

Social Enterprise Mark CIC is an award-winning international social enterprise accreditation body, which recognises and builds the capabilities of social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact.

They provide a pathway to social enterprise good practice and excellence via our portfolio of externally assessed accreditations, including the internationally recognised Social Enterprise Mark, which provides an independent guarantee that an organisation has met sector-agreed criteria and is operating as a genuine social enterprise, committed to creating positive social change.

what our partners
have to say

  • We believe shopping consciously begins with ensuring businesses are paying a real Living Wage. Choosing a Living Wage accredited business to do business with means you are supporting them to pay their staff at least a wage based on the cost of living. That’s why we’re delighted to work with In Good Company because their platform makes it easier for people wanting to back ethical businesses.

  • The SRA is proud to partner with In Good Company. Accelerating change towards an environmentally restorative and socially progressive society is a core pillar of our work as well as highlighting those businesses taking meaningful steps to serve Food Made Good to people who want to enjoy meals that don't cost the earth. And so, we relish opportunities to work with like-minded businesses, no matter the sector, to drive the sustainability movement.

  • It's so important to champion businesses that are doing the right thing - not only so it's easier for customers to make the right choice, but also to build confidence with other business owners and show them the benefits of ambitious action. Our highstreets are struggling but more and more we're seeing that local, independent shops who deliver great experiences to customers can still thrive. We're excited to see the results of our partnership with In Good Company in celebrating such experiences!

  • We are proud to be working with In Good Company to enable independent food businesses to start their sustainability journey and calculate their food’s carbon footprint. Sustainability has often been seen as a privilege and support is only accessed by those who can afford it. Our work with In Good Company is allowing all businesses no matter their size to do some good for the planet. We look forward to seeing the results!

  • In Good Company is putting into practice exactly what we believe consumers want to see - a clear way to identify which local businesses are behaving responsibly and ethically. The Good Business Charter was designed with consumers in mind - they want to reward responsible businesses with their custom, but they are not sure which they are - and don't have time to trawl each one's website to find out what they stand for. Working in partnership we hope to see GBC local businesses full of customers and prove the concept that acting responsibly isn't just morally right, it makes good business sense." - Jenny Herrera, CEO

  • We are delighted to partner with In Good Company, and fully support the ways in which the platform will help consumers to make better choices.

  • We are particularly delighted to partner with In Good Company to help showcase the underrated, highly impactful contributions small retail outlets make to society. We look forward to helping many more wonderful micro and small businesses gain recognition for their responsible business practices through the membership and certification options we offer.

    - Jill Poet, Co-Founder and CEO

  • CarbonMark™ is proud to partner with In Good Company and the fantastic work that they do highlighting smaller businesses that share our company values of being environmentally and socially responsible. Companies that use resources efficiently, reduce waste, and protect the environment; that treat employees fairly, ethically and give back to the community. Sustainable businesses are good for the planet and good for people. They are the businesses of the future.

  • Social Enterprise Mark CIC is proud to be working with In Good Company to help build trust in genuine social enterprises; businesses that are committed to creating benefits for people and planet. 

    As an accreditation authority which has been supporting social enterprises to prove their credentials for more than a decade, we are passionate about the need for external verification of ethical business claims, and encourage consumers to look for proof that their money is helping to create real social/environmental value

  • Planet Mark are excited to partner with In Good Company who are helping signpost consumers to sustainable businesses, including those who are Planet Mark Certified. Being sustainable isn’t just about making morally good decisions, it also makes business sense. We’re looking forward to being part of the In Good Company movement.

  • We are proud to partner with In Good Company to showcase the independent food businesses who are selling fantastic local, planet-friendly produce, and making a real difference in their communities. By making it easier for customers to find and support local, ethical businesses, this platform means we can all be part of the movement towards a more sustainable way of living. 

let's work together

we're looking to partner with companies across the accreditation, awards and membership space to help consumers understand how our listed businesses are doing good

there are a number of ways we can work together. if you're interested, please email sarah@ingoodcompany.org.uk to find out more     

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