This March, we are celebrating B Corp month! For the whole month we will celebrate all things B Corp, from what it means to be a B Corp business, what we have done to achieve B Corp status, and other B Corp brands that we are loving this month.
The B Corp movement began back in 2007 and today there are over 6,000 Certified B Corporations in more than 80 countries and over 150 industries globally. B Corp brands offer a simple way to tell if a business is balancing profit and purpose – these days, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to distrust businesses (especially with all the greenwashing we’ve witnessed taking place), but you can be sure that when you buy from a B Corp certified brand, you’re supporting a business that adheres to the highest environmental and social standards.
So, what is B Corp?
It’s a third-party certification for businesses that meet certain ethical and sustainable criteria. For brands to receive B Corp certification, the must take the B Impact Assessment which asks a range of questions across five impact areas, these are Governance, Community, Environment, Workers, and Customers. The B Corp certification is a great way to identify a brand that is serious about protecting the planet – like us! Here are a few things we do at PandaHQ that support our mission of being a better business:
- Mission protection statement
- Audited financials
- Impact Reporting
- Donations to local food-banks and charities
- Supplier Code of Conduct
- Ethnic minority and female led company
- Living wage employer
- Free gym membership for all full-time pandas
- Employee ownership options
- FSC certified bamboo
- Carbon balanced products
- 100% recyclable packaging
This B Corp month we will be teaming up with other brilliant B Corps to give you the chance to try out their products for free! All you have to do is follow our social channels and keep your eyes peeled…
See you again soon!