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B-Corp Certification Achieved!

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What is a B-Corp? 

Well, for starters the B doesn't stand for 'baby'! 

B-Corp accreditation is proof that a business 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.  

The rigorous accreditation process scrutinised our business practices and policies (what we do and how we do it), to assess our focus on the planet, our customers, our team and our community.  

And WE DID IT!  

In November 2020 we passed with flying colours, scoring 104.4 - well over the required 80 to pass the test!  

What’s more, we were the first European nappy company to become B-Corp certified. 

Since then, we have been named "Best for the World" due to our high environmental credentials for 2 consecutive years.  The Best for the World honour is only given to the top 5% of B-Corp businesses. Basically, it means we're the BEST of the BEST! 

Who else is a B Corp? 

We joined an elite 'club' of companies who have achieved B Corp status. These include pioneering British brands such as Ella's Kitchen, innocent, JoJo Maman Bebe, & Able & Cole

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 a young company. As we grow we will continue to be as ethical and as environmentally focused as we were when Mama Bamboo was just a kitchen-table idea.

During our short journey so far,

  • we have been voted 'Best Disposable Nappy Range' at the Mother & Baby Awards (2020). 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.
  • we have been awarded Summit status with Sustainable X (2021)
  • we have achieved the highest score of any disposable nappy brand in the Ethical Consumer ratings
  • we have been awarded the Ethical Company accreditation by the Good Shopping Guide
  • we have become vegan registered with the Vegan Society
  • we are now certified by OEKO-TEX.

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    There's no doubt this journey has been an enormous challenge for our small team. But we are really excited to become part of the B-Corp movement and to see how much more we can achieve.  

    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 hope to be telling you about our partnership with UCL and UoH and how our campaign to establish doorstep nappy collection and composting for the UK is becoming a reality. 

    To find out more about B Corp: http://bcorporation.uk

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