After a year and a half of reviewing and improving our processes, we are successfully evolving into a company that balances profit, people and the planet.
Since B-lab launched the B Corporation certification in 2006, more than 200,000 businesses have completed the impact assessment, but only 5,000 have been successful.
As a company driven by the passion and innovation of its people, our commitment to using our business as a force for good is in our DNA.
B Corp questions assess every aspect of your organisation
- From environment
- To governance
- To how you treat your workers and customers
- And how you contribute to your community
Why did we decide to join the B Corp movement?
Put simply: we wanted to make tangible changes for the health of our employees and the world we live in.
If this resonates with you check out B Lab's 'how to' guide.
What initiatives have we implemented?
We're proud to have been active in so many positive areas:
Working with Motherboard, a charter and event series dedicated to tackling the gender pay gap within the tech sector. We’ve created employee focused maternity and paternity support, a lactation/wellbeing room, and a flexible culture around childcare.
Giving back to Open Source projects by becoming an Umbraco Gold Contributing Partner.
Working with charitable organisations in an effort to positively impact our community, such as Penny Brohn UK, Girls Who Code, Alzheimer’s Society, Stonewall, and Caring in Bristol.
Constantly reviewing and improving our environmental impact, starting with measuring and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Head to our mission statement to read more about the ways we’re using business as a force for good.
Designing a number of initiatives that support employee wellbeing including:
- A cycle to work scheme
- An Employee Assistance Program built into an online wellbeing platform SpectrumLife
- Trained Mental Health First Aiders, available during office hours
- A comprehensive home office budget of £600 for comfortable flexible working
- Early finish on Fridays with no pay impact
We are committed to continuing to create a positive impact for our employees, customers, communities, and the environment.
This year we plan to:
- Support more local conferences dedicated for software development learning
- Perform the charitable Trek26 walk in aid of Alzheimer’s Society
- Look at more flexible working patterns to create a remote-first environment
- Improve our paternity leave policy to make the parental leave experience more balanced
Thank you - we're so excited to be continuing on this journey
We couldn't have achieved this certification without the support of our customers, and Andy Hawkins, the C-3PO (Chief People, Planet, and Purpose Officer) at Business On Purpose.