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Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility Workshops

Localise West Midlands & other civil society partners

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Localise West Midlands in partnership with FinditinBirmingham has organised a series of workshops for social enterprises, third sector organisations and public sector bodies to learn more about the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility and how to apply for Charter status.


NB - as of 19th August, all three workshops are full, with waiting lists. If you would like to be added to the waiting lists please email Karen@localisewestmidlands.org.uk.


Attending one of the workshops will be important to you if you are a supplier to Birmingham City Council, if you would like to supply the council in the future or if you receive grants from the council.

The workshops will be split into two halves. The first hour will be an explanation of the Charter and it how it will work. The second hour will be a practical session on completing a Charter application form so that it is tailored to your own organisation.

 

You will only need to attend one workshop.

 

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Background

 

Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility works as follows: -

The Charter has been launched by Birmingham City Council with the aim of boosting the local economy by maximising the value the council obtains from its £1 billion purchasing power. It will make that money work as hard as possible for the economic, social and environmental benefit of Birmingham’s citizens.

The Charter is a set of guiding principles to which Birmingham City Council will adhere and to which it invites its contracted suppliers, the wider business community, other public sector bodies (including schools) and third sector organisations (including grant recipients) to adopt.

But suppliers and grant recipients can choose how to translate these principles into their own charter in the most appropriate way.

Introduction of the Charter will help reform the authority’s procurement strategy, leading to the creation of job opportunities, support to the local supply chain and ensuring contractors’ employees get paid a fair wage for their efforts.The six principles are:

 

  • Local employment
  • Buy Birmingham First
  • Partners in communities
  • Good employer
  • Green and sustainable
  • Ethical procurement

As a signatory to the Charter, you will be expected to commit to the principles of the Charter.

Further to the successful launch of the Charter, the city council invites you, either as a valued supplier or as an organisation that would like to work for the council, to join with other early adopters and voluntarily sign up to the Charter.


Have questions about Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility Workshops? Contact Localise West Midlands & other civil society partners

Where

1 Snow Hill Queensway
B4 6JN Birmingham
United Kingdom

Multiple Dates


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Localise West Midlands & other civil society partners

 The meeting is very much jointly organised by all participants at a previous meeting on 1st October. Participants were from: Birmingham Churches Together, Regional Action West Midlands, Birmingham Citizens, Trades Unions Council, Futures Network West Midlands - and several others.

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