10 March, 2023
If you have even the slightest interest in purpose or sustainability, you’ll know about the B Corp movement. And you’ll be aware that this month is B Corp month.
A quick refresher for the uninitiated: certified B Corporations (or B Corps) are companies that have been verified to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. To achieve and maintain certification, a company needs to complete the B Impact assessment and score at least 80 points, meet the B Corp legal requirement to embed a commitment into its Articles of Association or the equivalent to consider the impact of decisions on all stakeholders, and sign the B Corp Agreement.
With over 6,000 B Corps worldwide in 89 countries, you may find the B Corp logo on your coffee or beer, your mattress or on the website of your financial services provider. We’re taking the opportunity to highlight some of our favourite B Corps in this month’s Friday 5s, as well as showcasing more over on our LinkedIn page.
And, of course, you’ll find the B Corp log on the website of your favourite sustainability consultancy (that’s us, to be clear). And like other B Corps, as part of our commitment, we publish an annual impact report that shows the role we play in creating a better society and to enable conversations internally and with external audiences about the impacts they have had.
We’re pleased to be publishing our impact report this week, which covers our financial year ending in July 2022. It shows the impact we’ve had across three key areas – the work we’ve done with and for our clients, our team and our environmental impact, as well as our plans for the current year. Like most of what we do, it’s been a team effort, and we’ve included stories from team members about their experiences of the past year and the changes they’ve implemented as a result. We hope this gives people an insight into the work we do, and the way we do it. You can read the report here. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch!
By Claire Jost