Join Ethical Reading

Collaborating for a better Reading

We’re keen to engage with anyone who is concerned about business ethics and ethical behaviour in the workplace, here in Reading and further afield.

Become a member

Whether or not you’re based in or near Reading, if the Ethical Reading concept appeals to you, you’re very welcome to become a member. Individual membership is free of charge.

To join, just go to our registration page and fill in the form.

Become a volunteer

We rely heavily on volunteers who generously give their time to support our activities. As you can see from the volunteers page, our volunteers are very diverse in terms of age, gender and backgrounds. They are share a common passion for the aims of Ethical Reading, whether it be in the areas of sustainability, wellbeing or broader business ethics. 

We do require that your are comfortable using office IT tools such as Microsoft Office, email and online meeting software such as MS Teams or Zoom. As a volunteer we are looking for you to contribute at least 4 hours per week.  

To join as a volunteer, please go to our vacancies page to see the types of roles that we are looking to fill.

Become a Partner

We want to create a community of organisations which believe that ethics is the only way to secure the cultural shift needed to make the world a better place. We work with our Partners and volunteers to translate this vision into tangible action through our programmes on business ethics and culture, sustainability, workplace wellbeing. We are proud to be working with our Partners and Supporters.

Your organisation can make a huge difference
Our aims are to Inspire, Educate and Collaborate and our ambition is to create a network of Ethical Cities round the world, starting with Reading. We need you to bring your ethics expertise to the table and to lead with us this “Ethics in Action” journey. Our Partners and their staff enjoy our community engagement opportunities, with clarity of impact, and several have become Ethical Reading volunteers.
 
How your organisation will benefit

As an Ethical Reading partner, your organisation will have:

  • Exclusive access to inspiring speakers through our Partner Forums featuring local and global leaders in business ethics
  • An opportunity to share good practice and learn from other business leaders in Reading and the broader Thames Valley
  • An opportunity to highlight your initiatives in the areas of business ethics, sustainability and workplace wellbeing through our events and growing local community
  • A direct impact in making Reading and surrounding areas a better place to live and work through our programmes
  • Access to over 50 training, consulting and coaching services delivered by our Service Partners, experts who share our ethos and aims.
  • 20% discount on Ethical Reading’s own workshops including Thriving at work by design!

We hope that being an Ethical Reading Partner will have a transformative effect on organisations, for example helping them achieve:

  • A happier, more engaged and more motivated workforce, driving productivity and creativity
  • Reduced absenteeism and long-term sick-leave
  • Improved staff retention rates and greater success in the battle for talent
  • More open, collaborative relationships with other organisations
  • A better public image, potentially leading to improved engagement with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders

Partnership fees

In order to become a partner we ask each organisation to pay an annual fee based on the size of your organisation or branch in the Reading area. Partnership starts from £250 for an organisation or branch with up to 50 employees. If you would like to chat to someone,  please contact us.

Event sponsorship

We’re also offering organisations the opportunity to sponsor events. This is a great way to raise the profile of your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to ethics.

If your organisation would be interested in sponsoring an event, please get in touch.