BEING A B CORP
What's a B Corp?
B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance people, planet and profit. Excitingly they are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Why we're a B Corp?
We know as a company we are not perfect, but as the founders, we felt a sense of responsibility and purpose to address and change how we operate, which is why in 2018, we set out to become a B Corp.
It took nine months of going through the business with a fine-tooth comb and making changes to every part of the business. We reviewed everything from energy suppliers, where our stones were mined, even extending to our loo roll! As a result, in 2019, we were awarded B Corp
certification, an achievement of which we are very proud.
It's only just the start
Certification was just the beginning of our journey. As a business, it has changed how we view what we do and approach all our decisions. We have been examining our supply chains, working out our Net Zero strategy and making sure that we engage with our community.
It has even led Jos, one of the co-founders, to undertake a masters in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability(!).
To maintain our B Corp status we must re-certify every three years, so there's really no resting on our laurels and we continue to challenge ourselves and improve how we work. So keep watching this space...