And, we just found out, WE DID IT! We passed with flying colours.
What is a B Corp?
Well, for starters the B doesn't stand for 'baby'!
A B Corp is a business that meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. B Corps don’t just care about profit – they care about the planet and everyone on the planet too. A B Corp legally changes its corporate purpose to using business as a force for good.
The accreditation process scrutinised our business and our practices, what we do and how we act - to do things better for the planet, our customers, our team and our community.
Who is a B Corp?
Globally, since 2006, just c3.k companies, across 70 countries, have achieved the number of points required to be awarded the accreditation. Global brands that continue to inspire us, such as 'Who Gives a Crap' have all gone through the same rigorous process.
So what next?
We are still only 2 years old. As we grow we will continue to be as ethical and as environmentally focused as we were when Mama Bamboo was just an idea.
2020 got off to an amazing start when we were voted 'Best Disposable Nappy Range'at the Mother & Baby Awards.As the only eco-friendly nappy to ever win it proved that it is not necessary for big brands and supermarkets to make their nappies almost entirely out of plastic.
There's no doubt this year has been an enormous challenge for our small team. But, as we approach our third Christmas we are already excited to see how becoming part of the B Corp movement we can achieve even more in 2021. We will be publishing our 2021 Sustainability Goals in January, so watch for our next blog on these.
What you can be sure of is that we will continue to raise awareness of just how much single-use plastic is used in nappies and wipes! We are 'mamas on a mission' - soon we look forward to telling you about our partnership with UCL, as we campaign even harder for councils to stop sending compostable waste to landfill and invest in a fully circular economy.
To find out more about B Corp: http://bcorporation.uk
To read more about why our bamboo nappies are so eco-friendly click here.
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