Gaining B Corp status (like Freestar Co) is BIG...but what does it mean?
Businesses which are certified by B corporations mean that they meet the highest standards of being verified in social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. It wants to show leaders who are using businesses to create and force good in the community.
The government and non-profits can’t solve the most challenging problems within society; therefore, B corps uses profits and growth to leave a positive impact on their employees, communities and on the planet. It works towards reducing inequality, creating higher quality jobs, reducing poverty, protecting the environment and building stronger communities.
The B impact assessment is free to complete and confidential. It is the only certification you get that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance.
Here are some UK B Corp verified companies - FreeStar, Sero technologies ltd, Ocean Bottle, Jamie Oliver Group, Wilton London, Oddbox, Harrogate Spring Water, Guardian Media Group, The Body Shop and The Cheeky Panda.