Corporate Responsibility

City & Guilds works by three values which govern the way we do business:
  • Leadership
  • Integrity 
  • Imagination.

We are committed to contributing to the communities we work in and acting as a responsible, ethical and accountable organisation in all areas of how we work.

Director General, Chris Jones, introduces our commitment to this goal saying,

"We believe that organisations should play an active role in their communities as well as foster a healthy working environment for our staff whilst ensuring that their impact on the environment is reduced. We recently set up a Corporate Responsibility board, which includes representatives from across the organisation and meets quarterly to ensure that we are operating sustainably and with consideration for the environment. This is to ensure that our Corporate Responsibility strategy is an integral part of all areas of the City & Guilds business."


Supplier Code of Conduct

City & Guilds is committed to conducting its procurement practices in an ethical and socially responsible manner. View our Supplier Code of Conduct below: 

Supplier Code of Conduct >


Anti-bribery policy

The City & Guilds Group is committed to the highest ethical standards of conduct and integrity in its business activities in the UK and overseas. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and as such we prohibit anyone working for or on behalf of the City & Guilds Group from offering, promising, giving, seeking or accepting any bribe. 

We will uphold laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the countries in which we operate. However, we remain bound by the laws of the UK, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.


Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking, all of which include the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. The City & Guilds Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery within its business and supply chains as set out in our Anti-slavery Policy. This policy applies to all people working for the Group in any capacity, and to our suppliers.

Group Anti-Slavery Policy >