In early 2024 we certified as a B Corp™, joining the growing list of companies worldwide using business as a force for good.
What is a B Corp™ business?
Put simply, certified B Corps are companies that are committed to prioritising society and the environment in the way they do business. It’s about growing a business in the right way.
B Corps are independently and rigorously assessed to ensure they meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. It is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance.
Companies must re-certify every 3 years and the assessment is continually updated to take account the way the world is changing. This ultimately makes the process harder, ensuring the bar is raised in moving us toward an economy that works for all.
Business as a force for good
Certified B Corporations® are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Certifying means legally and ethically committing to prioritising responsibilities to society and the environment. Our articles of association reflect this commitment – so when making decisions about the dishes we prepare, the products sell, the people we employ or the partners we work with, we must legally prioritise the welfare of people and planet alongside profit.
Good companies not just good products
Just because a business makes something good doesn’t necessarily mean they behave in a good way. When you see the B Corp™ logo, you can trust that a company is acting in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible, all the way through the business. In a world full of greenwashing, B Corp peels back the layers of the onion to ensure there is action beneath the words.
Not just a rubber stamp
The level of rigour in the B Corp™ certification process is exposing, as are the requirements to legally commit to society and the environment and re-certify every 3 years. These requirements ensure B Corps are held to account and continuously looking for ways to improve the way they do business.
The beginning not the end
Achieving B Corp certification was a very proud moment for us. We set out to build a good business, energised by the opportunity to make lasting contributions to our communities.
Joining a global movement of like-minded businesses pushing for change has been a meaningful validation of our achievements so far, but also serves as a reminder of our responsibilities going forward. In this respect certification is the start of our impact journey – we are motivated to do better and will be actively measuring and working to improve across all areas between now and our first recertification in 2027.