Before we start, make sure to check out our other sustainable blogs about brands we love including – Brands We Love: The Circular Champions.
In the business world, it is now becoming more and more important to be more environmentally responsible and eco-friendly and include more sustainable practices within companies.
Companies setting the gold standard for social and environmental responsibility are known as Certified B Corporations and in today’s blog, we’re going to dive deeper into the world of B Corps and what makes them stand out.
What Does B Corp Actually Mean?
So what does B Corp actually mean?
A Certified B Corporation, also known as a B Corp is a company that has chosen to meet the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility.
These intentionally high standards serve as a way to recognise leading businesses that have made a conscious commitment to making a difference.
B Corp businesses have all undergone an in-depth assessment to meet specific criteria related to their impact on the environment, society, and their stakeholders, which is verified by B Lab.
Some of the core characteristics of B Corps include:
- Social & Environmental Responsibility
- Independent Certification
Why is Going B Corp So Important?
Becoming a Certified B Corp offers many advantages for businesses and employees, including enhanced credibility, stakeholder trust, improved decision making, increased customer loyalty, committed employees, and many other benefits!
But above all, B Corps have the incredible opportunity to make a positive impact on society and the environment, contributing to a more sustainable world.
Our Favourite B Corp Brands…
So now we’ve given you lots of information about Certified B Corps and why going B Corp is so important, let’s jump into our favourite B Corp brands that are making a difference…
We’re also proud to say that all these brands are clients of our very own client Seismic who we are proud to work with. Make sure you check out Seismic here and how they can help your business through its B Corp journey.
Starting off sweet, the first B Corp brand in our list is Candy Kittens. This amazing company sells even more amazing candy that is 100% vegan.
Not only are they vegan, but they’re the first B Corp Certified sweets brand!
Candy Kittens are also carbon neutral with all their sweets being made out of honest ingredients with no hidden bad stuff including gelatine and palm oil. They have a genuine dedication to sustainability and are constantly working to build a greener future.
Make sure to check out Candy Kittens and grab yourself a sweet treat!
We’re not just treating ourselves, we’re treating our pets too with Lily’s Kitchen. This B Corp brand is renowned for their premium pet food, and they have paved the way for sustainability in the pet food industry.
With Lily’s Kitchen founder, Henrietta’s love for her dog Lily, she is now helping others in providing the finest nutrition for their pets, ensuring their furry companions receive the nourishment they deserve.
Alongside their commitment to the health and wellbeing of animals, Lily’s Kitchen is also one of the founding members of B Corp in the UK, and the first pet food company in the world to certify as B Corp!
They’re making a positive difference for both pets and the environment.
And finally, for all you over 18 gin lovers, our last B Corp brand in our list is Sipsmith Gin.
But for this brand, their commitment goes beyond the certification. They’re constantly striving to create a better future of our planet and make a difference in every bottle they sell.
They’re newest bottle is now made from up to 44% recycled glass content without the wax-dipped lid, which has helped them reduce their carbon footprint as well as improve their recyclability.
But they don’t stop there…
Sipsmith are continuing their sustainability journey and constantly improving their methods and gin for both you and the planet .
Shaping A Sustainable Future With B Corps…
These brands have proved that success and sustainability go hand in hand and that their actions go beyond financial gains.
While sometimes in business profit can overtake purpose, it’s important that we have B Corp companies, like the ones in our list, to help lead the change and encourage others to do the same.
Are you a business doing good and have not been featured here – Don’t panic! Simply drop Nikki a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 946 649 to get listed.