Plantopia is now a B Corp!
So, What Is B Corp?
B Corp Certification means a company has been verified as meeting B Lab’s high standards for social and environmental impact. The B Corp Community includes 5,000 businesses in 84 countries and covers 157 industries.
The B Corp certification involves a rigorous assessment process designed to evaluate a business’s social, environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The assessment is split into impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers – and reviews every aspect of a business, from ingredient sourcing, to packaging, to employee benefits. Plantopia are so proud to have achieved this certification in our very first year and will continue to advocate for better standards of business within the wellness community.
B Corp Certification does not mean that a company is perfect, nor that it has achieved its highest impact. It does show that it is part of a global community of businesses working collectively for economic systems change, and that in order to stay committed to this work it must meet rising standards for social and environmental performance.
In order to maintain certification, Plantopia will undertake the assessment and verification process every three years, demonstrating we are still meeting B Lab’s standards which are themselves always improving.
How did we do it?
Here are just a few examples reflecting how we commit to do business the right way:
Our Plantopia team can take 3 days a year to volunteer and have a positive impact in their communities in whichever way they choose. We also partner with On Hand, an inspiring business for corporate volunteering and sustainability action.
We are in partnership with inspiring, action orientated businesses, including UEBT (Union of Ethical Biotrade), Ocean Waste Plastic and Cruelty Free International. Find out more here Sustainability – Plantopia (plantopialife.com)
Our aim is to encourage and improve world wellness, from small steps to significant strides ensuring total transparency every step of the way. Plantopia has committed to five critical focus areas, that correspond to the people and planet wellness challenges which impact our world today. Read our first impact report here
People are at the heart of our business. We treat all parties who work with us, as well as services we engage in, equally and without discrimination. Factors are based on but not limited to race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. We follow Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB) standards.
What it means for you
By choosing to be part of the Plantopia community, you are supporting the global B Corp movement to show support for businesses that prioritise social and environmental responsibility over solely maximising profits. Thank you!
What’s Our B Corp Score?
B Corp certification requires a B Impact Assessment (BIA) score of 80+ points. It’s rare to achieve this first time and most businesses will spend time improving their score.
We’re delighted to have achieved 80.2 points with our first assessment and have already started to look at how we can improve. We will continue to deliver our mission of providing holistic wellbeing, whilst driving positive change for people and planet.
Be part of it
Buying Plantopia means you’re in great company. We’ve joined the growing community of B Corps, across 157 industries including Noughty, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, TOMS and Innocent. Find out more about the movement and what you can do to get involved. B Lab Global Site (bcorporation.net)