Mastercall has been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark for the ninth year in a row, which proves it is in business to benefit society, the community and the environment.
The Social Enterprise Mark is the only independently assessed social enterprise accreditation, which enables organisations to prove their commitment to creating positive social change. Only organisations which can prove they use income and profits to maximise their positive social and 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 external assessment process which is overseen by an independent Certification Panel, Mastercall’s governance documents and accounts are scrutinised.
Government data estimates that nearly 9% of the UK small business population are social enterprises, contributing more than £24 billion to the economy and employing more than 1 million people. Social enterprises plough most of their profits back into activities that benefit people and planet. As a social enterprise, Mastercall has no shareholders.
Michaela Buck, CEO of Mastercall, said: “We’re really proud to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark for the ninth year in a row. We are committed to supporting and helping local communities to thrive and prosper. Any profit we make gets reinvested back into the organisation through the development and training of staff; making sure our workforce remains highly skilled. We invest in systems to make sure our infrastructure is resilient and up to date and also invest in new NHS services that help to support the local health economy. We very much value our social enterprise status, and we take the responsibility very seriously.”
Lucy Findlay, Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark CIC, said: “We are delighted to award the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark to Mastercall. Social enterprises work to many different priorities, so it’s great to see a vital, local healthcare provider understanding the importance of showing their true colours and demonstrating the truth about their business.”