Discover Some of Our B Corp Suppliers
B Corp is a certification that shows how businesses put the planet over profits. And we’re proud to work with many suppliers who have made that same pledge to help build a sustainable economy. To shop from our B Corp Certified suppliers, explore our dedicated aisle on-site here.
WHAT IS B CORP?
B Corp is a certification meant for companies that strive not only for profits, but for people and the planet too. To become B Corp certified companies have to apply and meet some of the highest standards in social and environmental performance. They also have to be recertified every two years and failing any of the high standards that B Corp sets can lose a company their certified status. While B Corp are always transparent about their practices, they also move with the times. The metrics for what “good” looks like are ever-shifting with the way our world is being shaped. So it’s important that B Corp certified companies are also on the lookout for how to improve over time.
What does it mean to be B Corp Certified? Why is B Corp important?
B Corp are on a mission to build an inclusive and sustainable economy, to do that, they have to first help redefine success in the business world. Companies need to work towards improving their social and environmental performance, transparency and legal accountability to show they’re balancing profit and purpose. Certification is important because it means companies have to hold themselves to a rigorous and objective standard. There may be things that they are doing well, while other aspects of their social and environmental work need a little help. The point of certification is to show customers what your business is all about. It’s also a community of like-minded businesses that can encourage and share ideas with each other.
You can read more about Ocado’s sustainability plans here.
Innocent’s aim is to leave things better than they find them. For them, that means taking full responsibility for the impact their business. They have committed to being 100% recyclable by 2025. Right now, their smoothie bottles are made of 50% recycled plastic and 15% plant plastic.
From day one, the company’s founders pledged to give 10% of Innocent’s profits to charity. They even have their own Innocent Foundation, which has received over £10 million since 2004 and give over £950,000 annually to the Foundation, even in years when no profit is made. The funds then go forward to help feed the world. Over 850,000 hungry people have benefitted so far, thanks to their brilliant partners as well. Some of their current projects include training farmers in Zambia in organic pest management, and improving yields in Nepal by promoting biodigesters for fertiliser and clean energy. Looks like ‘innocent’ is not just a brand name to them. It’s a way of life.
Ella’s Kitchen are passionate about making the world a better place. A place where little ones can grow up happier and healthier. They achieve that through their mission and their dream, which together they call The Good Stuff We Do. Good stuff that includes environmental initiatives like joining over 500 other B Corp companies to being net zero by 2030. Plus, they’ve planted over 2,000 trees through Trees for Life, recycled over 87% more of their pouches, and don’t send anything to landfills.
Not to mention donating over 330,000 pouches of life-saving food to little ones around the world through Action Against Hunger. At Christmas, they even donated 100,000 meals to help vulnerable UK families through the Fare Share programme.
All of this together shows that Ella’s Kitchen doesn’t just make great food for kids. They make a great deal of difference to the world too.
The Cheeky Panda
Cheeky Panda make household, baby and beauty products out of bamboo that are kind to you and our planet too. Their aim is to tackle the global issue of deforestation as over 27,000 trees are cut down every single day for paper production. After a trip to Asia in 2016, Co-Founders Julie and Chris noticed that there was a surplus of bamboo that was being wasted. ‘Why not use this more sustainable solution?’ They thought. Plus, it’s a win-win because their bamboo-based products are actually kinder to your skin. That includes the biodegradable baby wipes that the youngest team member, Baby Leo, quality controls on a regular basis.
Cheeky Panda are also aiming to make all their products plastic-free, and offset their carbon emissions with donations to the World Land Trust. The company’s overall impact means over 140,000 trees saved and over 250 donations to charities that support their larger ecosystem. Pretty cool, right?
Discover more of our B Corp suppliers here.