Welcome to our B Corp Report for 2021/22. This was our second year as a certified B Corp, and our second Annual Report. In this report, we update progress on some of the work we started (and reported on) last year and highlight some of our plans for 2023 and beyond.
Read the report here
Why B- Corp
We sought a way to measure and verify what we did in order that we could give substance to our values. By applying a high degree of scrutiny to our work we aim to move beyond soundbites and make a real and positive impact. As a certified B Corp we are working towards a Triple Bottom Line (or Triple P) approach to business; People, Planet, Profit. Our goal is to balance our responsibilities to communities and the environment alongside our need to be commercially successful.
What is B Corp?
B Corp is a globally recognised platform that includes some of the world's most sustainable and recognisable brands. It seeks to independently assess the environmental and social impact of businesses to ensure that they act upon the values they seek to espouse.
In their words Certified B Corporations are "businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy."
How did we do?
Certified BCorp businesses must score over 80 points in rigorously assessed categories and we are delighted to say that in June 2020 we passed with a score of 99.6, becoming one of the first coffee roasters in the UK to do so. This shows us where we did well but most importantly how we can improve for the future.
We are currently undergoing our audit assessment for 2023 and will report back on our new score!