Why are ethics so important in business?

 

We believe an ethical business has the power to place profit motive alongside a desire to protect people and planet. Businesses benefit in numerous ways from implementing ethical and sustainable policies.

Within the business itself the benefits can be seen in improved employee satisfaction and a more efficient workforce, reduced waste leading to reduced expenses, and improved relationships with other local businesses and organisations.

There are obvious benefits with regards to consumer relations.

Consumers from all economic demographics more willing than ever to make spending decisions based upon ethical issues, however a vocal ethical commitment from a company has substantial PR value even to customers who are not highly ethically engaged.

In an economic reality where businesses’ ethical conduct is increasingly called into question, on all levels of public discourse, a clear commitment to responsible practice can give a competitive edge over other businesses in your sector. The goodwill associated with high levels of community engagement can be of immense PR benefit even in markets not associated with your direct involvement.

Businesses, as powerful agents of change, can be immense forces for good in the modern world. By making a clear and public commitment to ethical and responsible policies you contribute to the incremental improvement of human life, and help safeguard our planet for future generations. 

 

We made it to The Pitch top 100!

We are very proud to announce that Bright Ethics has made it to the top 100 in The Pitch 2015! The UK's biggest small businesses competition.

The next step is attending a Boot Camp session in Manchester in early October!  The Pitch Boot Camps will be an opportunity for the shortlisted 100 to hone their pitching skills, with intensive coaching and mentoring sessions.

From the 100 shortlist, just 30 will be selected to compete at The Pitch Final in Bristol on 12 November. The finalists will be announced at the end of October.

See the top 100 shortlist here.

Bethan nominated for Young Entrepreneur of the Year!

We are very proud to announce that our Director, Bethan Vincent, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Press Business Awards, in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category.

"After much deliberation following an overwhelmingly high calibre of entries, the judges have picked three finalists in each of the 14 categories.

Entries have been praised for ingenuity in enterprise which will see this year’s awards recognise a variety of success stories from businesses of all sizes, across all sectors.

Laura Knowlson, business editor of The Press, said: “The resilience of businesses across the region has really shone through in this year’s entries as companies and individuals prove they have gone beyond recovery and are now growing in a variety of ways.

“The outstanding level of entries we have received made selecting a shortlist a very difficult task for the judges."

We look forward to finding out the final result on November 19th!

Final 42 revealed for anniversary Press Business Awards

We have been Shortlisted!

We are very proud to announce that Bright Ethics has been shortlisted for a 2015 BiYInspired Award.

We have been shortlisted in the Ambition Category - "For the business that can demonstrate ambition in its plans, structure and strategy"

"The calibre of entries to the awards has been particularly high this year, and we are delighted to see so many successful businesses in Yorkshire. The judges have read and digested the entries for the awards. They have discussed, deliberated and finally reached an agreement, and I am delighted to announce the shortlist for the awards."

We wish the best of luck to everyone else who has been shortlisted and look forward to finding out the final result on Friday 2nd October.