Pacific take Pledge alongside big names

PACIFIC are the first building company in the country to sign up to the Holyrood government’s Scottish Business Pledge.

It is a voluntary commitment made by companies to uphold the best practices and embrace the principles of fairness, equality, ethical conduct and innovation.

In taking the Pledge, Pacific are rubbing shoulders with other commercial luminaries who have taken the Pledge, including Virgin Money, Hearts FC, GSK, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

The Pledge has nine components:

• Paying the Living Wage
• Not using zero-hours contracts
• Supporting progressive workforce engagement
• Investing in youth
• Working towards diversity and gender balance
• Committing to innovation
• Pursuing international opportunities
• Playing an active role in the local community
• Committing to prompt payment

Pacific managing director Brian Gallacher said: “As a forward-thinking business that has a desire to enjoy longevity, it is important to show our staff and customers that we value them.”

Launching the Pledge on May 26, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she hoped it would become a “badge of pride” for firms.

Read more about Pacific’s role in the Scottish Business Pledge on the allmediascotland website.

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