Date lodged: 5 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors the compliance of businesses that have signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 7 November 2016
The Scottish Business Pledge is a commitment made voluntarily by firms in recognition of shared values and ambition to boost productivity and competitiveness through innovation, internationalisation and progressive workplace practices. Information on the Pledge elements met by businesses is given in the quarterly “Business Pledge – Statistical overview” which is placed in the Scottish Parliament’s Reference Centre. Formal evaluation of the Business Pledge, scheduled for 2017, will provide further evidence of company behaviours.
As of 3 November there are 296 Scottish Business Pledge companies.