The Scottish Business Pledge 

The Scottish Business Pledge is a voluntary commitment made by companies in Scotland to uphold some of the best modern business practices – and embrace principles of fairness, equality, opportunity, and innovation.

Made up of nine components, companies wanting to commit to the Scottish Business Pledge must pay the Living Wage to all direct employees over 18, be delivering on at least two other elements and be committed to achieving the rest over time.

By making a Pledge, companies can demonstrate their commitment to shared values and to delivering them through their actions and future plans.

There are nine components:

  • Paying the Living Wage
  • Not using exploitative zero hours contracts
  • Supporting progressive workforce engagement
  • Investing in youth
  • Making progress on diversity and gender balance
  • Committing to an innovation programme
  • Pursuing international business opportunities
  • Playing an active role in the community
  • Committing to prompt payment

Businesses taking the pledge 

The Business Pledge inspires confidence in Scottish businesses. Find out more about some of the businesses in the Highlands and Islands who've already signed up. 

Lifescan Scotland >

Xanthella >

More information

Visit the Scottish Business Pledge website >