The Good Work Standard

Information about the Good Work Standard

The Good Work Standard (GWS) is part of the Mayor of London’s commitment to make London the best city in the world to work. It brings together best employment practice and links to resources and support from across London to help employers improve their organisations.

The Good Work Standard sets the benchmark the Mayor wants every London employer to work towards and achieve. Organisations able to meet the Good Work Standard criteria can apply for accreditation and recognition as leading employers from the Mayor.

The Mayor’s Good Work Standard is a simple and easy-to-access accreditation scheme with a programme of communications and events for a community of employers interested in good work. The scheme recognises best practice across four pillars: fair pay and conditions, workplace wellbeing, skills and progression, diversity and recruitment.

Employers with the London Healthy Workplace Award have a head start in achieving the Good Work Standard as they will already meet the health and wellbeing requirements.

To find out more about the Good Work Standard and how to apply visit the Mayor of London and London Assembly website or email

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