Achieve Social Enterprise Excellence
When milestones are reached, where does your social enterprise head next? If being the best at what you do is one of your goals, how do you know you’re on course to achieve this, whilst genuinely proving it to yourself and the world?
The Social Enterprise Gold Mark is a prestigious accolade, which demonstrates your organisation has been through a rigorous external assessment process to achieve a recognised social enterprise quality standard.
It offers enhanced accreditation to social enterprises which can show best practice across several key business areas that are central to social enterprise excellence:
- stakeholder engagement
- business ethics
- financial transparency
- social impact
It is not just about saying you add social value and deliver such benefits as your primary business purpose, it’s about evaluating exactly how you deliver social enterprise excellence: the Social Enterprise Gold Mark is the only quality standard to provide a comprehensive framework for helping social enterprises build towards and demonstrate this.
The Gold Mark was launched at the House of Commons in 2014, and the network of gold standard accredited social enterprises includes Integrated Care 24, York St John University, and University of Northampton.