For the final piece in our 26 For COP 26 series, we are showcasing organisations that have been accredited to a B Corporation (B Corp) status.
A B Corp certification addresses a business in five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. Companies that reach this status value people and our planet over their profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on the environment and society. Business West became a B Corp earlier this year, by doing this we joined a global community of like minded organisations who share the same values of actively making the business economy better for staff, communities and the enviroment.
Listed below are other members and likeminded businesses that we want to showcase:
1. Ad Lib Holdings
Ad Lib Holdings is a recruitment agency that deals in is a digital marketing, data, sustainability, technology, science and eCommerce etc.
2. Bighams Ltd.
This company uses top quality ingredients to produce a variety of different meals and dishes they supply several of the UK's most popualr supermarkets such as Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Ocado, Booths and Budgens.
3. Carbon Gold
Carbon Gold was founded by Craig Sams, co-founder of Green & Black’s and former Chairman of the UK’s Soil Association. Their aim is to help mitigate climate change and support sustainable food production through the development of biochar-based products.
4. Double Retail
Double is a retail design business working with international brands and retailers to create responsible retail, commercial environments that express vision and values in physical form.
Ecosurety is a responsibility compliance scheme, investing in quality recycling. With more than 1,000 customers in various sectors of activity, Ecosurety supports efficient and transparent investment in UK recycling projects through improved infrastructure, innovation, and consumer awareness campaigns.
Alongside its commitment to reduce the environmental impact of UK businesses and to drive a tangible increase in UK recycling. Ecosurety helps producers organise quality evidence to ensure they comply with packaging, e-waste, and batteries regulations.
6. Fluid Branding
Fluid Branding is an award-winning Promotional Merchandise agency with offices across the UK and mainland Europe, serving clients across EMEA and through partnerships in the US.
Established in 2006 and with a team of 80+ experienced staff across offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, North Yorkshire, East Anglia, Southwest UK, Dublin, Amsterdam and Malta, Fluid Branding is the preferred supplier to many multi-national corporates and global brands, trusted with their creative merchandise requirements.
Innovative technology and exemplary communication underpin everything they do at Fluid Branding, and their BPMA Charter status demonstrates their commitment to customer service.
Commitment to quality standards and environmental/social impact are demonstrated by their B Corporation, SEDEX and ISO 9001/14001 status.
7. Greenhouse PR
Greenhouse PR is a purpose driven communications and PR consultancy working exclusively with pioneers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and NGOs, to accelerate change towards a more resilient and sustainable future. Their mission is to use the power of communications to drive positive social and environmental change. Greenhouse has delivered award-winning campaigns for their clients, and they are proud to have been awarded the title of Best Green PR Agency of the Year at the Business Green Awards for two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016. Greenhouse focuses exclusively on working with green pioneers who are providing solutions to accelerate positive change. Their team create and deliver integrated communications campaigns – from PR to digital, with measurable impact on people and the planet.
8. Green & Blue Nature Ltd.
Green & Blue was founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife team Gavin and Kate Christman, who met whilst working at Dyson. Relocating to Cornwall, the couple launched with the Birdball birdhouse, a spherical, ceramic birdhouse inspired by the true form of nature. The Birdball birdhouse went on to win design awards from Wayne Hemingway and to be stocked by prestigious names like the Conran shop.
In 2014, after several years of prototyping and testing, Green &B lue launched the Bee Brick, a concrete nesting site for solitary bees, designed to be used in place of a standard brick or block in construction, as well as freestanding in the garden. Again, Bee Brick was inspired by the way in which historically solitary bees’ nest in old crumbling walls, which are fast disappearing as we build ever more 'perfect' properties. Bee Brick won the Soil Association Innovation award that same year.
Green & Blue are determined to change the conversation around sustainable housing so that biodiversity becomes of equal importance to factors like heat, energy, and water. Becoming a B Corp is an exciting step on that journey.
Gydeline provides sustainable information, devices, and entertainment. Their consulting service provides the strategy, policy, technology, and systems that enable organisations to achieve their sustainability aims. Their technology saves energy, and our media provides a lighter look at the world of sustainability.
10. Hobbs House Bakery
Hobbs House Bakery is a fifth-generation family bakery. All their bread is handmade in their Chipping Sodbury bakery by skilled bakers. They pride themselves on only using the finest ingredients. They use ethical and sustainable decisions to reduce their flour footprint. Hobbs House Bakery has five shops and sells their bread online and wholesale distribution. Their mission is handmade bread for everyone.
11. Leap Media
At Leap, as sustainable designers, web developers and change-makers, being a B Corp is in their blood.
They’ve run their business this way for nearly 20 years, from the beginning. And if there ever was another way to run a business, it never made any economic, practical or emotional sense to them, any more than it does now. In fact, it seems to them that the need for change has never been greater, that the impulse to work collectively for the greater good has never felt stronger.
12. Made Open
Made Open builds better communities using design and technology. Their work is focused in two areas: Community platform (www.madeopen.co.uk/platform) They license their platform to organisations who wish to activate their communities or networks - helping people to share information, ideas, skills, resources, projects, and opportunities with each other.
They use service design methods to help organisations explore problems, needs and opportunities affecting society. They also provide design services to help their platform clients grow their communities.
13. Mannion Daniels
Health and social justice and social development consultancy. They became a certified B Corp in December 2020.
14. Perform Green Ltd.
Perform Green harness and deliver digital technology to inspire movement towards a sustainable future and create a smart society.
15. Pukka Herbs
Pukka uses the finest organic and traded herbs to create delicious teas and incredible wellbeing supplements, helping you discover a healthier, happier life.
16. Resource Futures
Resource Futures was founded in 2006 and is an employee-owned, independent environmental consultancy with a 30-year heritage in the waste and resources industry. It is a sustainable resource efficiency engagement and behaviour change services.
17. Riverford Organic
Riverford was founded by farmer Guy Singh-Watson in Devon in 1987, where he started delivering organic vegetables to 30 local homes via what was one of the first veg box schemes. Riverford now delivers around 70,000 organic veg boxes every week across the country to a loyal band of customers who share the company’s environmental and ethical ethos. It’s not just about sustainable food – Guy’s passion for ethical business led to him handing over the reins of Riverford to its staff and the company became employee owned in June 2018, ensuring its ethical values will be protected forever.
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19. Stride Treglow Ltd.
Architecture, BIM and Digital Design, Masterplanning, Interior and Landscape. They have been a certified B Corp since January, 2021.
20. Stroud Brewery & Taphouse
Stroud Brewery produce premium organic beers brewed using Cotswold grown barley. Established in 2006, when Greg Pilley set out with a vision to brew delicious beer with integrity - a thriving enterprise that would support the community, the environment, and other local businesses. A broad range of award-winning beers are sold in cask, keg, bottles, and cans. Accommodated in an ecologically sympathetic building providing us with an enduring identity, a visitor destination, a vibrant public space that includes a bar, cafe, conferencing, and event rooms that brings people together, supports the local economy and creates community.
21. The Beeswax Wrap Company Ltd.
Founded by Fran, this female-led company creates handmade Beeswax and Vegan Wax as well posting blogs in the aim of cutting out as much plastic as possible and making a small but positive and kind difference.
22. Wild Wood Ecology Ltd.
Wild Wood Ecology Limited believes that the natural environment is of equal or even greater value than the built environment. The actions taken in developing the built environment should seek to stop climate change and reverse the decline in biodiversity. Wild Wood Ecology provides, promotes, and encourages ethical environmental services and solutions that benefit us all.
They are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), which is professional body that represents and supports ecologists and environmental managers.
23. The Trust Partnership
The Trust Partnership is a group of companies that manages charitable foundations and helps philanthropic businesses to achieve more in their communities. By providing focused and expert outsourcing of administration, grant-making, technology, and financial management they help their clients increase their positive impact on society. Their experienced consultants provide governance advice and project management to clients to ensure the effective design of philanthropic programmes, and their implementation The Trust Partnership seeks to make charitable foundations more effective, from reducing the cost of operation, to improving the impact of grant making.
24. Twenty Fifty Ltd.
Twenty Fifty builds the capacity of companies to understand and address their impacts, enabling them to lead change that benefits business and society.
25. Verco Advisory Services
Award winning energy management and sustainability business. Delivering year-on-year cost savings, peer group leadership, and guaranteed policy compliance.
26. Yalla Jewellery
Yala, provides Kenyan jewellery for the modern woman, ethically and sustainably produced in Kenya. Their brand purpose is to provide financial opportunity for artisans working in the informal sector, particularly women.
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