24 Nov Bicester and Barnsley based integrated marketing agency Webmart becomes a B Corp
Webmart Press Release
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Bicester and Barnsley based integrated marketing agency Webmart becomes a B Corp
(15th November 2021) Integrated marketing agency Webmart, which is based in Bicester near Oxford and Barnsley in South Yorkshire, has become a certified B Corporation. The business is joining the ranks with the likes of Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Innocent Smoothies, COOK and Gousto.
Becoming B Corp certified is one of the highest certifications a business can receive for their sustainability, as organisations who achieve the certification must meet excellent standards of social and environmental performance and ensure a beneficial and inclusive working environment.
They are considered global leaders in the cultural shift to sustainable business. All B Corps must carefully consider the impact of their operations across their entire ecosystem and use their business and profits for good.
It is a significant step for Webmart, who have joined an elite group of like-minded businesses certified as B Corps, with only a small handful in its industry. Webmart is known for its ethical operations and has always used its profits for good: sharing these profits with their staff, investing in environmental causes, and supporting charities and their local communities.
It also comes towards the end of a busy year for the business, which saw the creation of its own climate positive postage brand called Enviromail, be involved in the Laptops for Kids scheme, and commit around £300,000 to rewilding its 164-acre woodland area in Scotland – amongst much more.
Richard Boon, Managing Director of Webmart: “Becoming a certified B Corporation is a fantastic achievement in our ongoing journey as a sustainable, ethical business.
“Since we were founded twenty-five years ago, we’ve heavily invested in growing and improving our sustainability across our environmental impact, social and charitable efforts. More recently, we’ve pushed forward to bring industry-leading ethical marketing options to our customers too.
“The B Corp process has been challenging. It meant we had to critically review the efforts we’ve made so far, helping us identify further opportunities to improve our actions across the entirety of our operations. The certification is a significant next step for us as a business in our approach of continual improvement, and we’re really proud of the journey we’ve come on so far.
“Webmart’s philosophy has always been to work hard and do good, and achieving B Corp status only further validifies our ethos as a business. We’re thrilled to become a part of a forceful community of businesses and organisations who share this belief, and we really look forward to introducing new ideas into the B Corp network.”
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Tom Maskill on 07972 618231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org