It’s B Corp month again and we love celebrating B Corps at Includability!
They provide such friendly expertise and contribute so positively to our community so that others can become a B Corp too. They are also willing to learn beyond the confines of the B Impact Assessment to become more inclusive, sustainable and mentally healthy workplaces.
These purpose-led businesses are some golden nuggets that help people, the planet on a daily basis that show us that business can do the right thing and still make profit, harbour an ethical supply chain and cost effectively improve employee engagement.
We put together a list of 5 B Corps that partner with in 2023. We partner with so many B Corps and have even more as part of our Includability through our community as members and Committed Employers – we love them all dearly and there is to be no fighting or competing! this list isn’t our favourites, just a list of 5 really cool B Corps that we work closely with.
We will have more lists of awesome B Corp partners for you in the future. but we have to start somewhere.
What makes a B Corp?
B-Corp is a for-profit company that is committed to achieving specific social and environmental goals in addition to maximising profit. This business model is gaining popularity as more and more consumers are looking to make a positive impact through their purchasing decisions. A score of 80 qualifies a company for B Corp Certification. The median score for ordinary businesses is 50.9.
Who are 5 B Corps to Partner with in 2023?
Without further ado and in no particular order:
Ella’s Kitchen Brand mission is to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food.
Who are Ella’s Kitchen?
Set up in 2006 by Ella’s Dad, Paul Lindley, the company prioritises health and nutritional value, but never at the expense of taste or convenience. Ella’s Kitchen Brand strives to be good in every sense, offering healthy, handy and fun food that doesn’t cost the earth.
What is Ella’s Kitchen B Corp impact?
Certified Since February 2016
Overall B Impact Score – 94
B Corp award winner: Best For The World: Changemakers 2019
PayCaptain is a trusted, cloud-based system which transforms the payroll experience for companies and employees. Their platform uses intelligent automated cloud payroll software with a fully managed service.
Who are PayCaptain?
Founded in 2020, PayCaptain is on a mission to change mundane payroll processes into a helpful/educational/flexible 'getting paid' experience. As a HMRC Recognised and one of the first payroll solutions to beFCA Approved.
PayCaptain uses the latest tech and latest thinking to provide a complete Payroll and Financial Wellness Solution for innovative companies that understand the importance of good financial wellbeing in their workforce. With PayCaptain, employees can take control of their pay, their savings, their retirement savings and their charitable donations.
Employees have emergency access to their pay before payday, weekly wage advances to help cover job related costs and flexibility to decide how they receive certain payments.
What is PayCaptain’s B Corp impact?
B Corp Describes them as, “the future of payroll, today”.
Certified Since January 2022
Overall B Impact Score - 101.4
Winner: Best For The World: Governance 2022 and Best For The World: Workers 2022.
Ecologi is a platform for Climate Action, helping individuals, families and businesses become Climate Positive. They do this by reducing your carbon footprint through the funding of quality climate solutions. They Also grow real and virtual forests.
Who are Ecologi?
Ecologi is a UK-based “subscription service for the planet ”founded in 2019 serving to fund environmental projects, with a particular focus on tackling the climate crisis. Ecologi has over 16,000 public and a further6,000 business members, seeing it plant around 1 million trees every 10 days. Ecologi is now considered a market leader having funded the planting of over 25 million trees and offset nearly 950,000 tonnes of CO2e.
What is Ecologi’s B Corp impact?
Certified Since November 2021
Overall B Impact Score – 123.7
Winner -Best For The World: Environment 2022 and Best For The World: Governance 2022
Cotswold Fayre sources the best artisan food products largely from 400 producers the UK and Ireland, consolidates the 3,000 products in its warehouse and distributes them to 1,700 retailers in the UK.
Who are Cotswold Fayre?
Cotswold Fayre work with a children's centre in Western Kenya, are engaged in our local community and a local food bank. In 2019, they managed to reduce the carbon in our distribution by 46% and offset the remaining carbon to be net zero and also work with and encourage all their suppliers to come on the same journey. Cotswold Fayre was the Thames Valley Business of the Year 2020 and 2021 sees us start an exciting new chapter as we launch our first retail and restaurant business, Flourish.
What is Cotswold Fayre’s B Corp impact?
Certified since September 2015
Overall B Impact Score - 107.8
Giki-which stands for Get Informed, Know your Impact-is based in the UK and our mission is to help people understand and reduce their carbon footprints. This is done through Giki Zero, an employee sustainability programme which helps companies bring people together to learn what they can do about climate change.
How does Giki Zero work?
Giki's programme has three elements:
A personalised programme for individuals to understand and reduce their carbon footprints with over 130 steps to suit every lifestyle and budget.
Teams, leader boards and campaigns so that people can take action together.
A full programme of support including workshops, training and ongoing content to help Chief Greenies engage their colleagues and to help people everywhere cut carbon, live sustainably and limit the effects of climate change.
What is Giki’s B Corp Impact?
Certified Since February 2022
Overall B Impact Score – 82.5
B Corp award winner: Best For The World: Governance 2022
How can Includability help B Corps and potential B Corps?
Through our community of Ambassadors, Partners and Committed Employers at Includability we can help you expand your resources and knowledgebase to include a range of B Corp organisations that can help you grow as amore ethical organisation. Whether you are B Corp or B Corp Pending, becoming an Includability Committed Employer can help improve your B Corp impact score, improve employee retention by becoming an inclusive organisation, improve your pool of candidates for job roles and become more mentally healthy by putting your employees through mental health first aid training.
All these services and more is available to your business for just £1495 per year.