Businesses that (you might not know) are B Corps

As March is B Corp month, we thought we’d shine a light on some of the brands that you might not realise are also a part of the B Corporation global movement. Just like us, they’re also using business as a force for good.

Using business as a force for good
Businesses that (you might not know) are B Corps

1) The Guardian Newspaper

The Guardian became a B Corp at the beginning of 2020, citing that it was a perfect fit for them, valuing purpose just as much as profit. They're the first news organisation to become certified.

2) The Body Shop

The Body Shop, founded in 1976 in Brighton, UK by Dame Anita Roddick. The Body Shop is another recent B Corp convert, their website states their reason why, “B Corps are businesses that live the highest social and environmental standards for people and the planet. It’s how we’ve always done business. It’s in our DNA. Now we have the stamp to prove it.”

3) Ben & Jerry's

A founding father of the B Corp movement, they have been B Corp certified since 1988 and they were the first wholly-owned subsidiary to ever become a B Corp.

4) Hootsuite

The social media management company,  they say “For Hootsuite one of the key reasons was to attract and engage top talent. We believe employees are looking for more than just a pay cheque but a purpose and to work for a company that operationally aligns with their values. B Corp is a way to show how we roll.”

5) Patagonia

Another original B Corp. Outdoor and adventure clothing company Patagonia was the first Californian company to sign up for B Corporation certification. They are still leading the charge in consistently committing to socially responsible principles.

6) Simply Business

UK based business insurance provider. In 2017, Simply Business became an accredited B Corp. This recognises their strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment. Find out more about how we’ve worked with them recently in our case studies section.

7) Triodos Bank

A UK based bank, has been a certified B Corporation since the European launch of the movement back in 2015. For them, it helps them to increase the reputation and credibility of sustainable banking and to continuously improve their sustainable performance.

8) Innocent Drinks

Another proud B Corp! Their website says “we need to make money, but we don't want to do it at the expense of others, or at the expense of this fine planet of ours.“

...you can even shop by B Corp!

Did you know that you can now do your weekly shop online at Waitrose for B Corp products by searching for “B Corp” in the search bar… how great is that?

What we've covered here is just a tiny cross section of the thousands of businesses who’ve decided to join the movement and become B Corp certified.

It’s a growing movement with over 3000 businesses, from 71 countries, and over 150 different industry sectors with one unifying goal, using business as a force for good.