We constantly strive to improve the hotel product and guest experience at Knockendarroch, but we also have
a keen focus on being the best employer that we can be and, ensuring that we do business with our guests and
suppliers in a fair and ethical manner. We believe this approach is the only way forward, and although there
are other things we still want to achieve, we have managed to reach a number of milestones and have been
awarded accreditations from various respected foundations including The Living Wage Foundation and The Good
Business Charter. Details on both below.
Carbon emissions and our Carbon Neutral status
We also work hard to minimise the impact our product has on the environment. Again, there is still a lot of
work to be done here and we will keep chipping away as we seek out new opportunities. We are delighted that
we are now a certified 'Carbon Neutral Business' after first auditing our emissions and then
offsetting. Much more on our dedicated carbon emissions page here.
The Living Wage Foundation
In April 2016 the government introduced a higher minimum wage rate for all staff over 25 years of age
inspired by the Living Wage campaign - even calling it the ‘national living wage’.
However, this wage is not calculated according to what employees and their families need to live. Instead,
it is based on a target to reach 66% of median earnings by 2024. The government minimum takes into account
what is deemed affordable for businesses.
The real Living Wage rates are higher because they are independently-calculated based on what people need
to get by. That's why we have now committed to ensure that all our employees (of any age) earn a wage
that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum and we are proud to have been accepted as a
member of The Living Wage Foundation.
The Good Business Charter
The Good Business Charter is an accreditation which organisations in the UK can sign up to, in recognition
of responsible business practices.
It measures behaviour over 10 components: real living wage (see above), fairer hours and contracts,
employee well-being, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying
fair tax, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing, and prompt supplier payment.
We are delighted to have been able to sign up to this charter and are confident that we can meet our
obligations going forward.
If (as a guest or a supplier) you have any feedback for us on anything you have read here, then please get
in touch with us at the hotel.
The '10 components' image from The
Good Business Charter website.
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