Defining Social Enterprise – the Scottish Criteria

Defining Social Enterprise – the Scottish Criteria

Since June 2010, the Senscot website has carried a ‘hot link’ called ‘Defining Social Enterprise – the Scottish Criteria’. We co-ordinated this drafting with widespread help – including, notably, from the late John Pearce. 


The 5 Scottish Criteria have stood the test of time – and this week, Scottish Govt notified its intention to use them as eligibility for its new International SE Programme.


The more recent Voluntary Code of Practice – is a filling out of the values and behaviours by which our SE community defines itself. It neither replaces nor contradicts the 5 criteria. They sit comfortably side by side. 


See the 5 Criteria here


See the SE Code here