We were thrilled to be one of the first UK companies certified when BCorps – the ‘Fair Trade’ for business – crossed the pond in September 2015.
Back then, we were a fledgling company founded with strong principles, and saw a synergy with the BCorp commitment to business being a force for good in the world. To certify, we had to prove that we met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Two-years on, and we’re celebrating our re-certification. This time, we not only had to provide proof that we met high social and environmental standards, we were also one of the BCorps randomly selected to be audited. We’d grown from a small team to over 150 staff members since our first certification, so we had to show that we’d kept our values alive in spite of a lot of change. It was tough – but rightly so – and we’re proud to have made the grade once again.
Being a BCorps not only invites you into a community of over 2,100 socially motivated businesses. It also prompts us to consider the impact of our decisions on our employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment.
If you’d like to know more about our BCorps journey, get in touch!
You can find out more about the B Corps movement here.