Sharing Economy UK, the trade body for sharing economy companies, has awarded Liftshare with their TrustSeal – to accredit how trusted and safe the platform is for sharers.
Just 4 companies have been awarded the accreditation in its first round, with Liftshare making the grade alongside Grub Club, Under the Doormat and MyShowcase.
The TrustSeal stamp of approval is the world’s first kitemark for the sharing economy and will be awarded to sharing economy companies who successfully meet a list of Good Practice Principles. The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) sat on the Expert Advisory Panel for the kitemark, with PriceWaterhouseCooper acting as accreditor, and Oxford University and the Said Business School having shaped the guidance.
Having met the long list of checks and safety guidance in place, Liftshare is now the world’s first car sharing company to have been awarded the kitemark, reiterating the company’s dedication to the safety of its members.
Ali Clabburn, the Founder and MD of Liftshare, said of the accreditation: “I’m delighted that Liftshare was one of the first companies to be awarded the TrustSeal for the Sharing Economy. All sharing is based on trust and we wanted to benchmark Liftshare alongside other leading companies to ensure we set the highest standards, follow best practice and hit the bar in terms of being a very trustworthy company. The TrustSeal is another world first in the sharing economy space and it is fantastic to see the UK leading the way.”
Debbie Wosskow OBE, Founding Chair of Sharing Economy UK said: “Our hope is that the TrustSeal will do for the sharing economy sector what the Fairtrade mark did for international fairtrade standards. We’ve developed the TrustSeal for the broad church of the sharing economy. Our aim is for companies of all shapes and sizes from all kinds of sectors to embrace this kitemark as a symbol of high standards and best practice.”
Author Lex Barber