The Mayor’s Good Work Standard

The Mayor’s Good Work Standard brings together best employment practice and links to resources to help employers improve their organisations and gain accreditation and recognition as leading employers from the Mayor.

The Good Work Standard cover 4 key pillars:

  • Pay and conditions
  • Workplace wellbeing
  • Skills and progression
  • Diversity and recruitment

What are the benefits of becoming Good Work Standard accredited?

Employers play an important role in the lives of the people working for them. Not only can they ensure the health and safety of their workers and employees, but also that they are fairly treated and rewarded. As a result, they can improve the performance and success of their organisation and realise numerous business benefits. These benefits include:

  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining the best skills and talent
  • Reduced absences and sick leave
  • Higher levels of employee engagement and motivation
  • Increased productivity
  • Cost savings
  • Reputational gain

Successful organisations are able to use their accreditation to demonstrate social value when competing for public sector procurement opportunities with the GLA Group. Members of the GLA Group include the Greater London Authority, Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade and Transport for London.

There are currently over 100 Good Work Standard employers, covering over 243,000 employees in London. To find out more, please visit


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