What is B Corp?
Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We became B Corp certified in February 2018, meaning that we are morally and legally committed to prioritising responsibility to the environment and society, from our staff at HQ to the people who make our products.
Since B Corp originated in the USA nearly a decade ago, momentum has been growing globally. There are now nearly 3,000 B Corp certified businesses in 60 countries across the globe covering 150 different industries, with one unifying goal: redefining success in business.
To become B Corp certified is a detailed process, involving a comprehensive and rigorous assessment, including in-depth interviews and evaluation of our business across every stage of our operations. Transparency is a big part of the B Corp ethos; our certification profile and score can be viewed on the B Corp website. Our certification score also gives us areas of the business that we can improve on. Every two years, we must seek re-certification and we are already putting improvements in place to better our score when we re-certify at the end of 2019.
“Achieving B Corp status is a big moment for Finisterre: an affirmation of what we have been working hard on since our founding, and giving us more to strive for in the future.”
– Tom Kay, Finisterre Founder
As a consumer, where you choose to spend your money sends a message. We know that it can be difficult to determine which companies are more than just fancy marketing. By seeking out brands who are B Corp certified, you can be sure that you are buying from brands who do more. Together with a global community of like-minded B Corporations and with the support of our customers, we have the power to make a real difference and use business for good.