09 Mar It’s B Corp Month
It’s B Corp month! Time to see what’s behind the B.
The month of March is B Corp month – and our very first as a certified B Corp.
This year, businesses throughout the community will be celebrating what goes on #BehindTheB by opening their doors to show everyone a little more about what it means to be a B Corp.
Alongside this, lots of exciting things are happening throughout the month, including a pop-up shop in the heart of London showcasing some of the incredible brands that are part of the B Corp community. You can find it at 10a Rathbone Place.
You can also find B Corp product range displays in Waitrose and travel WHSmith stores.
So, what is a B Corp?
Certified B Corps are companies who are verified by B Labs to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. These companies are purpose driven and use business as a force for good.
The process to becoming a B Corp is challenging and thorough, but very rewarding. You are assessed on the impact of all areas of business, including governance, workers, communities, customers, suppliers and the environment. You’re given a score, and to be a B Corp, you must score higher than 80 points. Any business can do the B Impact Assessment to measure your impact and see opportunities to improve (even if you don’t want to go ahead with certification!) – you can find the BIA here.
We’re so happy to be one of 600 UK-based B Corps, with a total community of 4500 globally. It’s one of the highest standards for responsible business around.
Our B Corp journey started long before we got certified towards the end of last year, but we are super proud of where we are now – and this is only the start.
Since becoming a B Corp, we’ve met numerous other B Corps and aspiring B Corps across all kinds of areas. We’ve supported the launch of the Yorkshire B Corp community, which officially launched on 3rd March. It’s a fantastic network of organisations supporting one another in the drive to continuously improve.
Likewise, we’re very involved in the Oxfordshire B Corp community. In fact, our MD Richard did a brief talk at their March event, about what it means to be a B Corp. See Richard’s post about the event here.
Richard also spoke about being a B Corp at the Boss Federation Leader’s Of The Future conference. You can view Richard’s post about this here.
If you would like to know more about the process, why not drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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