Ecosphere+ is proud to announce that we have just joined the B Corp community, as a Pending B Corp. We are excited to join the group of UK companies committed to using business as a force for good!
What is B Corp?
B Corp is for business what Fairtrade is for coffee. B Corps are commercial companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
There is a growing community of over 2,100 B Corps from 50 countries all working together to redefine success in business.
From small UK-based companies like Almach Energy who are innovating ways for business to switch to 100% renewable energy to global brands like Ben & Jerry’s who are unabashedly vocal about and rally customer action on issues they believe in like climate justice and the refugee crisis, the companies in the global B Corp movement are inspiring.
What does ‘Pending’ mean?
Full certification to B Corp requires achieving a minimum score on the rigorous Impact Assessment which analyses impacts from business operations from the last year. For companies who are under a year old and do not yet have a year’s worth of activity to assess, they can get on the path to full certification and earn the temporary Pending certification.
So as Ecosphere+ is under one year old, we cannot become a full B Corp until our first birthday. Stay tuned for this in September!
Why become a B Corp?
B Corps have the highest standards for socially responsible business and are pioneering innovative ways to harness the power of business as a force for good.
This is what we’re all about at Ecosphere+. We believe the market can work for nature. We are committed to challenging ‘business as usual’ and working with companies to innovate into the future by valuing natural capital and securing a more resilient and prosperous future for all.
We are looking forward to partnering with our B Corp peers to find new and creative ways to address some of the world’s biggest challenges – climate change, deforestation, species and biodiversity loss, poverty, gender inequality – through putting a price on carbon and supporting the transition to sustainable land use.
At Ecosphere+, we are thrilled to join this community!
Learn more about B Corp here.