We are delighted to share with you that Silver Stag CIC has been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, which proves we are in business to benefit society, community and the environment.
The Social Enterprise Mark is the only internationally available social enterprise accreditation, enabling credible social enterprises to prove that they are making a difference. Only organisations which can prove they operate as a social enterprise, with the central aim of using income and profits to maximise their positive social and/or environmental impact, are awarded a licence to display the Social Enterprise Mark.
Applicants must meet robust qualification criteria in order to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, and are re-assessed each year to ensure they continue to meet the criteria. Subjected to an assessment process which is overseen by an independent Certification Panel, Silver Stag’s governance documents and accounts were scrutinised and as a result, we have earned the Social Enterprise Mark which guarantees that profits are used to benefit the projects we support around the world in Scotland, Ghana, Belarus, Romania and Ukraine.
Silver Stag CIC proudly joins other social enterprises that have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, such as the Age UK Enterprises, Eden Project, Big Issue, and the Phone Coop.
Lucy Findlay, Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark CIC, advised:
“We are delighted to award the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark to Silver Stag. Social enterprises work to many different priorities, so it's great to see a vital, local Community Interest Company understanding the importance of showing their true colours, and demonstrating the truth about their business.”
Find out more about the Social Enterprise Mark here