We’ve made the Scottish Business Pledge
16 April 2021
Scott Logic has signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge – a demonstration of our commitment to promoting fairness, equality, opportunity and innovation in Scotland.
The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between the Scottish Government and businesses with the aim of boosting productivity, competitiveness and sustainable employment. It’s a voluntary commitment and free to make.
In order to make the pledge, a company needs to meet three core requirements: paying the real Living Wage, only using Zero Hours Contracts in appropriate ways, and taking action to address the Gender Pay Gap. At Scott Logic, all of our employees are paid at a rate higher than the real Living Wage, we do not and will not employ anyone on Zero Hours Contracts, and it is a strategic priority for us to close the gap in pay between genders.
In addition, companies are asked to commit to achieving five or more remaining elements of the pledge over time. We included six further elements in making our pledge, demonstrating a high level of achievement in each of them and making a commitment to continuous improvement:
- Skilled and Diverse Workforce – we invest in skills and training with employees from a range of age, ethnic and other diverse backgrounds
- Environmental Impact – we put sustainability at the heart of our business
- Workforce Engagement – we have systems for engaging our workforce, including through our People Promise
- Prompt Payment – we pay all valid invoices within 30-60 days
- Internationalisation – we trade internationally, including in Northern Europe through our Copenhagen office
- Community – we play an active role in the community, including through our Graduate Programme, paid summer internships, and support for the tech community in Scotland
We live many of the values enshrined in the Scottish Business Pledge across all of our offices, and we’re proud to make this public commitment to delivering a high degree of social value, both within our workplace and within the wider community.
We’re growing our business in Scotland and as part of this, we won two significant contracts in recent months that will make a positive difference to the lives of Scottish citizens: delivery of the Beta of the Scottish Government Payment Platform; and delivery of Digital Identity Scotland, the government’s identity assurance platform.
We look forward to continuing to support the Scottish Government in making Scotland a fairer, more equal and more competitive place to do business.