North East Initiative on Business Ethics

Working to make the North East an ethical place to do business.

  • Business Ethics

    Business Ethics

    NIBE focuses on and brings together people interested in business ethics.

  • Community Engagement

    Community Engagement

    We transform workplaces by promoting everyday ethics through community involvement.

  • Community Advocacy

    Community Advocacy

    NIBE works to raise the profile of ethical businesses inside and outside of the region

  • Best Practice

    Best Practice

    NIBE comes across many good practices and helps share these throughout its community

Ethical business in action

We all know that the North East is a great place to do business and here at NIBE we believe it can be even better with the adoption of high ethical standards through trust, honesty and transparency.

The North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE) was established in May 2013 as an independent regional resource with an aspiration to become a focal point for good business behaviour. Working across the twelve Local Authority areas covered by the North East and Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnerships, our desire is to see the region recognised as a great place to do trustworthy, honest and transparent business. 

Our mission is to encourage businesses to: Have a stated purpose, Have an ethical policy, Demonstrate how they operate within the policy, Operate within the law. We are achieving this by working with like minded businesses, promoting community engagement, raising the issue of ethical business practices and sharing the best of what we find.

There has never been a better time to think about ethics in the business world, with issues such as late payment, apprenticeships, single use plastics, the gig economy, living wage and rogue tradespeople ever present in the media.

Please support our campaign to make the North East an ethical place to do business.