About the Scottish Business Pledge

What is the Scottish Business Pledge?

The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity, competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

Why does it exist?

A strong, vibrant and diverse economy is essential to our national prosperity and in creating the wealth to support high quality public services. Ensuring that growth is shared and sustainable, starting within local communities, is the key to unlocking all of Scotland’s potential.

The strongest economies have powerful internal networks where business people support each other and assisted by public agencies. There’s a whole range of support available to help Scottish businesses improve their productivity, competitiveness, skills and leadership by adopting best practices and progressive policies. Businesses committing to the Scottish Business Pledge are taking the first steps towards this.

It’s good for business and good for Scotland.

Each pledge from a Scottish business contributes towards a forward-thinking organisation and a stronger Scotland. To find out more about the benefits of each action, follow the links below:

  1. Paying the real Living Wage
  2. No inappropriate use of zero hours contracts
  3. Action to address the gender pay gap
  4. Environmental impact
  5. Investing in a skilled and diverse workforce
  6. Workforce engagement
  7. Innovation
  8. Internationalisation
  9. Support your community
  10. Prompt payment