Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we need the Birmingham Business Charter for Social
Business Charter for Social Responsibility aims to boost the local economy
through support to the local supply chain, creation of job opportunities and
ensuring employees are paid a fair wage.
Who can sign the Charter?
Any business or organisation regardless of size can sign
up to the Charter.
What do I need to do to implement the Charter?
the Charter and the accompanying Guidance Notes on FinditinBirmingham, to find
out what you need to do to become a signatory. Then contact the team at
Birmingham City Council to confirm that your organisation will sign or commit
to the principles of the Charter.
Do I have to sign up to all of the principles?
Contracts and grants below £200,000 per annum have aspects of the Charter that are mandatory and aspects that are voluntary. For organisations with individual contracts and grants over £200,000 per annum, or aggregated values over £500,000, all the principles and policies of the Charter will be mandatory. Can I challenge a signatory?
Please contact the Charter team if you would like to challenge a signatory’s status.
Where organisations’ behaviour is not compliant with the principles of the Charter, contact is made with the signatory and they are encouraged to enter into a dialogue with the complainant who has raised the issue.
If this is inappropriate or unsuccessful, Birmingham City Council is happy to speak to both parties and support their efforts