Certifying as a B Corporation Company is a big deal and there aren’t many companies that manage to achieve this, we are the only agency in Shropshire to have this accreditation, and we are proud of it!
B Corporation goes above and beyond service level certification, it is the only certification that will measure Verve’s entire social and environmental performance. The B Impact Assessment, that Verve has spent the last year working towards, evaluates how our operations and business model impacts our workers, community, environment, and customers. From our supply chain and input materials to our charitable giving and employee benefits, B Corporation certification proves that Verve is meeting the highest standards of verified performance.
B Corporation state that:
“Positive impact is supported by transparency and accountability requirements. B Corp Certification doesn’t just prove where your company excels now – it commits you to consider stakeholder impact for the long term by building it into your company’s legal structure.”
We are proud to have become a B Corporation certified company. It is a huge part of who we are becoming as a business and a giant step on Verve’s journey moving forward. We hope that, as a team, we can grow Verve together and continue with the fantastic work we do whilst making the shift towards a more sustainable economy and better business ethics.
To become a B Corporation Company we have passed a rigorous assessment, which doesn’t just evaluate a product or service; it assesses the whole of our business.
We looked at who we worked with, how we conducted business and what we were already doing that could either be improved or changed to meet B Corporation certification.
We then went through a process of changing the way that we worked in our day to day business activities, checking which suppliers were still suitable and which weren’t. Checking our internal procedures and changing the way we carried out these to ensure we were meeting B Corporation standards.
Applying for the B Corporation certification was hard work and took a lot of effort from team members to get right. We were determined and we were sure we could meet the expectations, and, although we had to change a few things along the way the hard work paid off.
Finally we were awarded the B Corporation certification! Many months of hard work had paid off and it is now part of our duty to ensure we continue to meet the standards required.
Eventually we are hoping to be joined by 1,000’s of other like-minded businesses and together we can force change!
Verve is a carbon neutral and climate neutral company because of our unswerving ethical commitments. We carefully choose who our suppliers are, who we work with and how we treat our staff to ensure we are meeting the highest expectations.
Verve recognises the need to take better care of the world we live in and our environment. If this is something that you’re passionate about as a business, or are trying to work towards a greener future then why not get in touch and see how we can help you with strategy, marketing, web design and much more.
Find out more about B Corporation here.