There is a growing network of gold standard accredited social enterprises, including SAN Member York St John University and Integrated Care 24.
Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor of York St John University explains why it was important to the institution to achieve the accreditation:
“The Social Enterprise Gold Mark is enormously important to York St John as it underlines our commitment, as a values-led institution, to social justice and social responsibility. It demonstrates that we are truly living our values as an inclusive, innovative, and transformative university, with a strong sense of belonging and community.
The Gold Mark sends out a strong message, both internally and externally, that York St John is an anchor institution in the city of York. We strongly believe in the wider social impact of our work within the community and the difference it makes, and the Gold Mark is proof of this. It also challenges us to look at further ways we can continue to work for the common good.”