This recognises that the council’s procurement spend of over £1bn a year can, if harnessed properly, be a force for boosting the local economy and creating much-needed employment.
In pursuit of this the authority is asking businesses to sign-up to the new Charter and commit, amongst others things, to paying a living wage, being good employers and buying locally.
The charter is currently out for consultation and we want to try and do our bit to ensure that it gets as many responses as possible. The consultation ends on the 28th November 2012.
Read The Power of Procurement: Why a Business Charter for Social Responsibility? for more background about the charter and why BCC thinks it is necessary.
And finally, download the consultation questions, complete this form and send it back to the contact email address on the final page.