B Corp Certified Companies
B Corp: Measuring a company’s entire social and environmental impact.
With growing awareness for both environmental and social issues in the world today, we wanted to recognise the growing number of food and drink producers that have obtained B Corp status.
We’re recognising B Corp Businesses on our website
The food and drink sectors make up the largest groups to obtain B Corp status in the UK, with the number of businesses being second only to the US market.
We’ve made it easy for you to view B Corp businesses on our website, by adding it as a filter on the search function on the Initiatives page
How does a business become a B Corp?
B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving, to supply chain practices and input materials.
In order to achieve certification, a company must:
• Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review. Multinational corporations must also meet baseline requirement standards.
• Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and achieve benefit corporation status if available in their jurisdiction.
• Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.
B Corp Certification is holistic, and does not exclusively focus on a single social or environmental issue. The process to achieve and maintain the certification is rigorous and requires engaging teams and departments across your company.
Taking company size and profile into account, verification involves documentation of your company’s business model and information about your operations, structure, and various work processes, as well as the review of potential public complaints and possible site visits. Recertification confirms these standards continue to be met on an ongoing basis.
How does a business benefit from becoming a B Corp?
As leaders in the movement for economic systems change, B Corps reap remarkable benefits. They build trust with consumers, communities, and suppliers; attract and retain employees; and draw mission-aligned investors. As they are required to undergo the verification process every three years in order to recertify, B Corps are by definition also focused on continuous improvement, leading to their long-term resiliency.
To find those companies that have already achieved B Corp status on the GBFP simply select B Corp in the initiative search bar.
For more information about B Corp please visit:
What is a B Corp: https://bcorporation.uk/b-corp-certification/what-is-a-b-corp/
How to certify as a B Corp: https://bcorporation.uk/b-corp-certification/how-to-certify-as-a-b-corp/
Why certify as a B Corp: https://bcorporation.uk/b-corp-certification/why-certify-as-a-b-corp/