Veritau joins the Good Business Charter

24 November 2022

Recognition for responsible business behaviour

We’re really pleased to sign up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), joining organisations such as Deloitte, Ealing Council and City of York Council, one of our membership partners.

The GBC is an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

It has never been more important for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit.

The GBC exists for all companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors and works through a simple online self-certification process.

Max Thomas, Veritau’s Chief Executive, said:

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“We’re delighted to join the Good Business Charter and receive this accreditation. It’s a way of demonstrating to our clients, partners and employees that we are committed to conducting business responsibly.

Our values are defined by our commitment to the highest standards of propriety, good governance and ethical behaviour.”

GBC’s 10 components for accreditation

Good Business Charter 10 components for accreditation. Available at:

About the Veritau group

We are a local government owned company providing assurance services to over 500 public sector clients. This includes:

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. Today we have nine 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.

About the Good Business Charter (GBC)

At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the GBC offers a straightforward accreditation which recognises organisations which prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers and suppliers, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law. The GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

Chairman of the GBC board, Simon Fox, said:

“The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have brought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to.

We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good. We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”

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