Pacific pledge is just the business

PACIFIC Building are proud to be featured on the Scottish Enterprise website for taking the Scottish Business Pledge.

The 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.

Pictured is managing director Brian Gallacher at the photoshoot for the feature, which took place recently at the new Miller & Carter steak restaurant in St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

The Business Pledge sets your business apart,” says Brian. “It’s about being a company that cares about employees and community and supply chain – to wrap it up in the pledge makes a clear statement. It’s a label that good companies can proudly display.”

In June, 2015, Pacific Building became the first construction company in the country to sign up to the Pledge.

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

Brian added: “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.

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