Brightsolid has recently signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge, a partnership between the Scottish Government and business to commit to fair and progressive policies that boost productivity, recognise fairness and increase diversity.

Made up of nine components, companies wanting to commit to the Scottish Business Pledge must pay the Living Wage to all direct employees over 18, be delivering on at least two other elements and be committed to achieving the rest over time.

By making a Pledge, companies can demonstrate their commitment to shared values and to delivering them through their actions and future plans.

Elaine Maddison, CEO, Brightsolid said, “It’s great to see so many businesses signed up to the Scottish business pledge and Brightsolid are proud to have joined this growing number. By sharing many of the values we have as a business it made perfect sense that we sign up to the pledge”.

What is the Scottish business pledge?

The Scottish business pledge is a values-led partnership between government and business. It is a shared ambition of boosting productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement and development.

It is built on:

  • a commitment from the Scottish Government, and its partners, to support sustainable business growth in Scotland
  • a voluntary code of business practice which you can use to guide and boost the future development of your company
  • a mutual pledge to ensure that prosperity, innovation, fairness and opportunity develop hand in hand in Scotland.

The Pledges

  1. Paying the living wage
  2. Not using exploitative zero hours contracts
  3. Supporting progressive workforce engagement
  4. Investing in Youth
  5. Making progress on diversity and gender balance
  6. Committing to an innovation programme
  7. Pursuing international business opportunities
  8. Playing an active role in the community
  9. Committing to prompt payment