Recently, ELE Global joined a very important coalition of like-minded businesses: the Better Business Act is about transforming the way we do business so that every single company in the UK, whether big or small, takes ownership of its social and environmental impact. We joined the Better Business Act coalition because we believe the world needs every business at its best — creating good jobs, helping to fix pressing problems and adding value to society. This aligns with our company’s stated mission and values.
We’re joining hundreds of businesses calling for a straightforward legislative solution: the Better Business Act will amend section 172 of The Companies Act to ensure that company directors are responsible for advancing the interests of shareholders alongside those of wider society and the environment.
Our company is encouraged by the fact that the Better Business Act is a business-led campaign, driven by leaders who recognise that the law has fallen behind business culture and who have proven that this approach to business works for everyone.
We believe that the Better Business Act is a unique opportunity to demonstrate UK leadership on the global stage – creating a competitive advantage, driving innovation, accelerating progress to net zero, and aligning with the government’s ambition to build back better.
The COVID crisis, the climate emergency and social inequality are profound and pressing problems that can only be solved if we harness the enormous potential of entrepreneurs, innovation and enterprise. We know that UK voters and consumers want business to do better, research shows that three-quarters of the public think business has a responsibility to protect the environment and the majority favour brands that do good in the world. In short, the world needs every business at its best — creating good jobs, helping to fix pressing problems and adding value to society.
This is why we have joined this campaign — the Better Business Act is business-led, driven by leaders who recognise that the law has fallen behind business culture and who have proven that this approach to business works for everyone. I’m sure you’ll agree that our company shares these views. I urge you to visit betterbusinssact.org to get the full details, and to use the attached social media assets as we spread the word and encourage other businesses — especially our own customers and suppliers — to join this important campaign.
HELEN FOORD – CEO – ELE GLOBAL