Joining the global B Corporation movement in 2020 was an important moment in our history and confirmed our pledge to put people and the planet on the same footing as profit, and to make a positive impact for society and the environment.
"It's not just about being best in the world: it's about being best for the world"Anna Teal, CEO
As a B Corp business, we are continually striving to use our business as a force for good: for our team, the planet and the people within it. And there’s certainly a strength in being part of a community on this same mission.
Our B Corp certification has unlocked an inspiring community that we weren’t privet to before. We are now able to unite with like-minded businesses, learn from each other and join forces on our aligned missions. As a collective, our influence to create positive change is powerful.
To start off the year as part of the B Corp community, we joined forces with 5 other B Corp businesses for our ‘We Are Stronger Together’ competition, each with their own inspiring missions to protect our planet and the people within.
Meet the B Corp Businesses
Layered together or worn apart, Lora GENE's signature styles and silhouettes allow every woman to be independent, reinventing herself without following standards.
“We aim to create a safe space in the fashion industry for women of all races, sizes, ages. We are on a mission to change the general notion of standards and offer women a different perspective on how clothes shall be made and designed, with emphasis on comfort and inclusivity”.
“For Lora GENE, being a B Corp means that we all stand together with that vision and despite our differences, we as B Corps are all working towards the same goal - a better business world which is fairer and is functioning in harmony with nature”.
ELVIS & KRESSE
Elvis & Kresse rescue material from landfill, transform these into beautiful things and donate 50% of their profits to charity.
“Our mission is to change the perception of waste. Our Collections represent a whole new kind of luxury: one that is sustainable, ethical, transparent, generous and kind”.
“Being a B Corp means we get to be a part of a fun, innovative and progressive community of businesses that are forging a positive path without human exploitation and environmental degradation. We are literally 'working' our way to a just, regenerative society”.
Proper farmers with mud on their boots, Riverford been growing organic produce for over 30 years. Caring for the soil and wildlife on our land, as well as the other growers and makers in our community, is at the heart of everything they do.
“Our mission is to provide you with the best of the season. Spuds like your grandad used to grow, the crunchiest cauliflower and the carrotiest carrots, all delivered to your doorstep with minimal fuss and unbeatable quality. And better yet, it’s all 100% organic”
“We don’t want to mark our own homework on ethics. Rigorous assessment by the experts at B Corp, looking at every inch of Riverford’s social and environmental impact, offers you a transparent view of our business – and shows us where we can do better”.
BEESWAX WRAPS & CO.
The Beeswax Wrap Co. are an independent female-led company who hand make beeswax wraps, the reusable plastic-free alternative to cling film that keeps your food fresh for longer.
“Our mission is to create a long-lasting and planet-friendly product that helps you cut your plastic-use and reduce waste too”.
“B Corp helps us stay accountable for both people and our planet. It's a brilliant marker for what should be business standards, and something that has opened many doors for us both in terms of our knowledge and the brilliant B Corp community”.
Divine Chocolate is the only Fairtrade chocolate company that is also co-owned by cocoa farmers. Kuapa Kokoo farmers benefit not only from the Fairtrade price and premium on the sale of their beans, but also receive a share of Divine’s distributable profits, as well as the increased influence in the cocoa industry that company ownership brings.
To this day, Divine continues with its mission to champion the needs of farmers, to improve their lives and their families, so that together we create a fair and sustainable world.
“The great thing about choosing Divine is you know it is a company that uses business as a force for good. Being the highest rated food B Corp in the UK - you can be safe in the knowledge that Divine does everything in its power to ensure they have a positive impact on the environment, farmers, communities and employees”.
We’re incredibly proud to be able to use our platform to introduce you to brands that prioritise the planet and we hope that you’ve discovered something new from it.
Our Sustainability Movement
January started with a strong footing on our sustainable journey and we were awarded the Great British Brands 2021 Sustainability Award. We truly believe in building our brand on purpose and are delighted to receive this award which recognises the high standards of our environmental and social impact.
Here are the steps we have been making to further improve our sustainability efforts:
- All our retail cartons use paper from 100% sustainable forests (FSC certified)
- We have removed over 1.5 tonnes of plastic from our products in 2020. Recycled, recyclable and reusable packaging is used wherever possible
- We will become carbon neutral across our direct company operations by 2023
- We promote the most positive practices possible throughout our business model and operations, screening, assessing and verifying our supplies for their environmental practices so that we can set the new standard for social and environmental responsibility in our sector
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