Includability has been certified as a B Corp for 2023 with a score of 143.2. B Corp is a global certification enterprise whereby non-profit, B Lab, verifies that they are meeting the highest environmental and social responsibility standards, not only through their product or service, but across all aspects of internal and external practices.
Includability has been certified as a B Corp for 2023 with a score of 143.2.
Jessica Marques, Senior Business Sustainability Analyst at B Corp said: “We are thrilled to share that we have completed the review of the company's assessment, and that the company has arrived at a finalized score of 143.2!”
David Holby-Wolinski, Director of Includability, said, “This has been an incredible culmination of two-year journey in which our team have built our organisation around B Corp values. We take corporate social responsibility to heart, and this is just the start to our journey to help increase the ‘business for good’ ethos to the world.
“Thank you so much to our incredible Includability Community to whom we owe everything. It is because of you that we were able to achieve this incredible deed. Our community has supported our mission from the very beginning in helping so many organisations create a mentally healthy and inclusive workplace culture.”
What is B Corp?
B Corp is a global certification enterprise whereby non-profit, B Lab, verifies that they are meeting the highest environmental and social responsibility standards, not only through their product or service, but across all aspects of internal and external practices.
There are more than 1,100 B Corps across 58 industries in the UK alone, employing more than 52,000 workers. Globally, there are more than 6,400 Certified B Corporations in more than 89 countries. The number of B Corps in the UK has increased by more than 1,400% since 2015.
B Corp is shifting our global economy from a system that profits few to one that benefits all: advancing a new model that moves from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to generation, and from prioritising individualism to embracing interdependence.
What was Includability’s B Corp journey?
Includability has achieved B Corp status after a rigorous B Impact Assessment since 2021 that covered governance, workers, community, customers, and environment.
We have used the talents of our community network of experts in our core pillars to gain knowledge to not just benefit our business and our people, but everyone in our community and supply chains.
Now we're ready to give back by helping others achieve the same or better by offering love and support to all our Includability Committed Employers to make our standard something they will treasure.
Paul Smith, Founder of Includability said, “This has been an exhilarating and intensive two-year journey for us and one we wanted to embark on as soon as we launched. We aimed have built an incredible community of like-minded people where we can learn best practice to make all our workplaces as authentically inclusive, sustainable and mentally healthy as possible.
“I am so proud of the work we have put in and to be a certified B Corp is a dream come true! Now we want to help others achieve the same or better. We are a change-maker and a disruptor to how business is normally done and we are here to help to get everyone on the path for good.”
What was Includability’s B Corp Impact Assessment (BIA)Score?
To achieve B Corp status,companies must verify their social and environmental performance by completing a B Impact Assessment every 3 years.
A score of 80 qualifies a company for B Corp Certification. The median score for ordinary businesses is 50.9.
Our overall B Impact Score from of our March 2023 certification was 143.2, which breaks down into:
· Community 66.7
· Workers 32.3
· Governance 23.5
· Environment 17.0
· Customers 3.4
Chris Taylor, Communications and Social Media Manager at Includability said, “I am extremely proud to be part of a team that is so invested in taking each part of our sustainability journey seriously. We pride ourselves on having a fantastic community network we can rely upon to utilise a smorgasbord of expertise to expand our knowledge base. We also love to share that knowledge with all our members so we can all raise our social and environmental standards together.”
What Impact has Includability Achieved so far?
It is an incredible feeling to be B Corp certified and to add to the growing list of our fantastic achievements we have made in just under two years of operation.
· B Corp Certified with a score of 143.2
· Nominated for the Community Organisation Awardfor Multi-Strand by National Diversity Awards 2023
· Over 104,518 B1G1 impacts and positive impacts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
· Over 6,275 trees planted thought our partnership with Ecologi
· Certified Living Wage Employers
· Proud member of the Better Business Act
· Planet Mark certified
· 24 successful ESGs delivered adding value and ConneXXions to our community
· 1% For The Planet Members
We are on a mission to change the world one inclusive organisation at a time. Our next big goal will be to make B Corp’s Best For The World list!
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