Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland

This page provides information about our Voluntary Code of Practice.

‘a social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners’
UK Government: DTI (2002)

“A Social Enterprise (SE) is a business trading in the marketplace selling goods and services but whose primary objective is to achieve social and/or environmental benefit”
(Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland)
Glasgow Wood is a social enterprise, both through raising income from selling our products and services in an environmentally friendly recycling process, and in providing these activities creating volunteer and training opportunities to local people, as a practical way of tackling poverty and social exclusion. As such we are signatories of the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland and you can view the code here.

We also support Senscot.

You might also be interested in Run Native which is unlike any shopping website – everything you see comes directly from a social enterprise based in the UK. Our page can be found here.

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