Using business as a force for good
What is a B Corp?
B Corporation (or B Corp) is a certification for ethical businesses who work not just for profit, but to benefit people and the planet. B Corp certification is fast becoming a trusted symbol for ethical businesses. Wherever you see the B Corp logo, you know that business has been thoroughly assessed, and proven to uphold the highest social and environmental standards.
Mannion Daniels Limited has undergone a rigorous assessment by the experts at B Corp, looking at every inch of our social and environmental impact. We underwent this assessment to make sure we are doing all we can to take an ethical and sustainable approach to business practices. The findings of this assessment provide a transparent view of our business and also show us where we can further reduce our social and environmental impacts.
There are over 2500 (and counting) B Corps worldwide, in over 50 countries, all striving to use business as a force for good.
Our current score is 100.4. Most businesses score between 40 and 100, with 80 points required to become certified.
There are 5 areas of focus in the assessment – governance, environment, workers, community and customers. We had consistent scores across the board.
Why become a B Corp?
We underwent this assessment to make sure we are doing all we can to take an ethical and sustainable approach to business practices. But this assessment also provides transparency on who we are as a business to our partners and clients, we aren’t just saying we take a sustainable approach, we can evidence this.
When you become a B Corp you also need to review and possibly change the legal structure of your business. Every certified B Corp updates their articles of association to give people and planet equal weight as shareholders or profits. This commitment in law means that B Corps, such as Mannion Daniels Limited, must consider community and the environment in everything they do. This will help us to further strengthen our ethical approach to our business.
How does certification work?
To become a B Corp, an organisation has to complete a B Corps Impact Assessment (BIA). This is a huge questionnaire that looks at every aspect of your business. Once you’ve filled in the questionnaire, the ethical experts at B Corp request evidence for a selection of your answers. They then analyse everything you’ve provided and give your business a score out of 200. You must score at least 80/200 to be certified. This assessment is repeated every three years.