B Crop Journey Updates

Our journey to B Corp certification: Progress update

We're thrilled to share the latest progress on our journey towards B-Corp certification. Since our last update, we've achieved significant milestones and implemented key initiatives that align with our commitment to social and environmental responsibility. 

Here's an overview of our progress so far:

B-Corp assessment

Completion of assessment ready for submission

We've now completed our B-Corp assessment and are very close to submitting and completing the certification process. This comprehensive evaluation allowed us to gain valuable insights into our business practices and identify areas for improvement before we formally submit.

Implementation of some key initiatives

Company-wide B Corp KPI dashboard

To measure our progress towards our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) targets, we've implemented a company-wide B Corp KPI dashboard. This tool enables us to track our performance transparently and hold ourselves accountable to our sustainability goals. 

Supplier questionnaires

We've developed supplier questionnaires to assess the sustainability practices of our partners and ensure alignment with our values. By collaborating with ethically-minded suppliers, we aim to create a more sustainable supply chain.

Staff satisfaction surveys

Employee feedback is crucial to our continuous improvement efforts. We've conducted staff satisfaction surveys to gauge employee engagement and identify areas where we can enhance employee well-being and satisfaction.

ESG surveys

To gauge the level of understanding of ESG principles within our business, we've conducted ESG surveys. These surveys provide valuable insights that inform our sustainability education and training initiatives.

Charity selection process

After careful consideration, we've completed our charity selection process and are proud to announce that we're partnering with Homeless Oxfordshire as our chosen charity moving forward. We're excited about continuing to make a positive social impact in our local community.

Employee training on sustainability and greenwashing

We recently conducted employee training sessions on sustainability and greenwashing in marketing. These sessions equipped our team with the knowledge and tools to integrate sustainable practices into their roles and identify and combat greenwashing in our marketing efforts.

Response and engagement

We're delighted to report that we've received a great response both internally and externally from colleagues, clients, and partners. The enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by our team have been instrumental in driving our B-Corp journey forward. Additionally, we've identified several champions within the business who are passionate about sustainability and are actively driving positive change.

Next Steps for b-corp

Next steps

While we've made significant progress, there are still a few more tasks to complete and evidence to gather before we submit our final B-Corp assessment. However, we're confident that with our continued dedication and collective effort, we'll achieve B-Corp certification later this year.

In summary

Our journey towards B-Corp certification has been incredibly informative and rewarding. Across the business, we now have a deeper understanding of what it means to be a B-Corp and the positive impact we can make together – as a company, with our clients, and throughout our supply chain. We're excited to continue this journey and to create meaningful change in the world around us.

Stay tuned for further updates as we progress on our B-Corp journey. Together, we can make a difference and inspire positive change in the world of business. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our shared values.

(If you want to read the first blog in our B Corp series, including why we have chosen to go down this route, you can here!)