Veritau is reaccredited by the Good Business Charter
20 October 2023
We’re pleased to announce that we have been reaccredited by the Good Business Charter (GBC).
The GBC was founded to promote responsible business practices and behaviours for the benefit of people and the planet. It exists for all companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors, working through a simple online self-certification process.
The accreditation seeks to identify and recognise organisations that are conducting business responsibly.
Max Thomas, Veritau’s Chief Executive, said:
“We’re delighted to have been reaccredited by the Good Business Charter.
We originally joined the Good Business Charter in 2022 as we felt it’s 10 components aligned with our values at Veritau. Not only does the accreditation raise the bar for business practices, but it shows that organisations care about people and the environment”.
About the Veritau group
We are a local government owned company providing assurance services to over 600 public sector clients. This includes:
- Internal audit
- Counter fraud
- Information governance (including a DPO service)
- Risk management
- Whistleblowing support
Veritau was formed in 2009, when – after close collaboration – the assurance teams at North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council came together to create Veritau Limited.
We expanded further in 2012 when four more local authorities joined us to create the Veritau group. In 2020, we took on a further three local authority members. In 2023, as part of local government reorganisation (LGR), six of our existing member councils merged with two other district councils to form the unitary authority, North Yorkshire Council.
Following LGR, we now have a total of four partner councils, three group companies and over 80 members of staff.
Our approach is designed to combine the best of private sector flexibility and innovation with public sector commitment.
What can we do for you?
Find out more about our assurance services.