Cascade Business Ethics

Living Wage

Cascade pay directly employed staff and regularly contracted staff the real living wage as set out by the Living Wage Foundation.

Fairer Hours and Contracts

Cascade do not have any zero-hours contracts.

Cascade offer fair terms to freelance employees through our cancellation policy. Requests for flexible working are considered thoroughly and fairly.

Employee Wellbeing

Cascade have clear, fair and transparent policies that support and encourage employee well-being and do not unreasonably penalise employees for legitimate sickness.

Employee Representation

The GBC requires all employers to engage with worker representatives and to ensure there is a voice that represents employees around the boardroom table.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

In order to ensure that all employees, permanent and temporary, feel safe and belonging, specifically (based on the recommendations of the CIPD), Cascade do not discriminate based on accent, age, caring responsibilities, colour, culture, visible and invisible disability, gender identity and expression, mental health, neurodiversity, physical appearance, political opinion, pregnancy and maternity/paternity and family status and socio-economic circumstances, amongst other personal characteristics and experiences.

Cascade believe in equality of pay with no gender pay differential. The lowest paid employee (full-time equivalent) will never earn less than 25% of the highest paid employee.

Environmental Responsibility

The GBC requires businesses to commit to an environmental policy to demonstrate they are committed to reducing their environmental impact and continually improving their environmental performance.

Cascade use the TRACE platform to help measure and minimise carbon at live, hybrid and digital events. Sustainable events are more achievable with recommendations to shape decision making in planning stages. TRACE is considered the definitive carbon measurement platform for sustainable events.

Pay Fair Tax

Cascade are committed to paying taxes, not engage in tax avoidance and commit to be transparent in their relationship with HMRC.

Commitment to Customers

Cascade are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers. This is set out in our Customer Charter which is published on our website.

The Good Business Charter expects all of its accredited organisations to follow responsible pricing, and rejects the practice of profiteering, whereby firms make excessive profits out of people’s needs, especially in times of scarcity.

Ethical Sourcing

Cascade are committed to the standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code for sourcing through a process of continuous due diligence.

Prompt Payment to Suppliers

Cascade are signed to the government’s Prompt Payment Code. Cascade pledge to pay all suppliers are payment within 30 days or earlier. Cascade aim to pay freelance suppliers are paid as promptly as possible.

Cascade Modern Slavery Policy

Cascade Principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Cascade is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Cascade do not conduct business with any organisation which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery or forced labour.

We manage our suppliers closely to ensure our supply chain also meets these requirements.


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