Includability – Certified B Corp – is delighted to welcome Toast Ale – Certified B Corp – as an Includability Committed Employer for 2023.
Toast Ale has successfully completed the Includability Committed Employer 5 Star Verification Process in which they have engaged in taking the journey towards authentic inclusion by integrating fairness into their company culture and into each stage of their recruitment process by making commitments in our pillar areas of Diversity, Inclusion, Sustainability, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Talent Management, Impact, Leadership and Governance and Ex-Military Support.
Paul Smith, Founder of Includability, said: “We are delighted to welcome Toast Ale into our Includability Community. Obtaining our Includability Committed Employer status is a fantastic achievement, and I am so pleased the team have worked so closely with our verification partners to commit to greater transparency to create an inclusive and mentally healthy workplace culture.
“Toast Ale is now part of a growing network and community of like-minded organisations that will support each other to share best practice, empower employees, do better for the planet and work collaboratively to consistently set higher workplace standards. I am thrilled we will be taking this journey together.”
Who are Toast Ale?
Toast Ale is a social enterprise brewery. It brews planet-saving beer with surplus fresh bread and all profits go to charities fixing the food system. Food production is the biggest contributor to climate change but one third of all food is wasted. Toast's mission is to change that.
The London-based brewer is a B Corp Certified company and has been since March 2018. Since launching in 2016, Toast Ale have saved over 3 million slices of surplus bread and donated over £106k to charity and created heaps of positive impact.
They're also working to reduce their carbon footprint and have planned several actions to reduce emissions by approximately 72% and to get to Net Zero across their value chain by 2030. They believe the critical work for positive impact is in collective action.
Louisa Ziane said, “The verification process to becoming an Includability Committed Employer was really fantastic, giving me the opportunity to appraise all of the measures we've put in place at Toast to be an inclusive company and learn about other initiatives we can do to further improve. I'm looking forward to being part of the Includability Community to connect with others and share insight so that we can all do better."
What are Includability's pillar of inclusion areas?
Includability champions the following:
- Environment and sustainability (E+S)
- Mental health
- Employee well-being
- Talent management
- Leadership and governance
- Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
- Ex-Military Support
All areas fall under the people, planet, purpose and profit framework of the Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) business model.
What is Includability’s 5 Star Verification process?
The 5 Star Verification Process was independently conducted by Includability Official Partners; Prosperah, Outliers Wellbeing, Flex Wellbeing, Unleashed, The HR Agency and Mental Health Charter CIC to ensure practices align with established definitions of an ‘Inclusive Workplace’.
Completing our 5 Star Verification process (or the 6 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Recruitment Agencies) involves members completing a Company Commitment survey, having introductory, and possible follow-up, calls with our verification partners to assess where they are on their journey, making further commitments to engage with best practice in our pillar areas, and focussing each area into an overall sustainability strategy for their company which will raise the standard of their corporate social responsibility.
What does Includability’s verification process mean for new members?
Successfully completing the Includability 5 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Employers immediately gives Toast Ale access to a growing community network of purpose-led organisations.
Displaying our Includability Committed Employer or Includability Committed Recruitment Agency badge signifies to audiences and jobseekers that the holder is committed to undertaking steps to better themselves through education and collaboration. In a values-driven market, Includability Committed Employers enjoy a wider range of talent from our standard.
Why choose Includability?
Includability is a B Corp Certified community network developed to raise expectation, increase employer accountability, and create a new standard for what the recruitment sector should deliver through engagement, collaboration and regularly sharing best practice.
Includability became a Certified B Corporation in March 2023 with a score of 143.2 and is one of the few B Corps to be both Planet Mark and B Corp Certified.
Includability provides; community networking, access to best practice consultants and resources, and a job board to all Includability Committed Employers. We aim to provide inspiration and action for positive change in the workplace.
Our scope of incorporating all of our pillars into our verification process means we are the number one network platform of choice for employers and job seekers and to positively contribute towards a society that is sustainable, free from discrimination and mentally healthy, which will be achieved through clear communication, collaboration and decisive action.