It’s been a very exciting week for all of us at teapigs US HQ, and we’re incredibly proud to announce that we are now officially a B Corp - joining a wonderful global community committed to using business as a force for good. Let's raise a celebratory english breakfast to that!
So, what is a B Corp?
B Corp is about purpose, and the overall positive impact of a company – rather than focusing on a product, they analyze a company’s impact on its workers, customers, community, and environment.
To become B Corp certified, companies are assessed and audited (…and then audited some more), and have to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
We’ve always tried to do the right thing, from having plant based tea temples, giving back to tea growing communities through our ethical scheme and striving to make teapigs a great place to work – so joining the B Corp community felt like a natural step for us.
As a business we have a responsibility to use our platform and product as a source of good. We’re incredibly excited to join over 2,500 brands globally who share this vision, and we’re certain that this is the start of something BIG.
Louise Cheadle, our co-founder and driving force behind becoming certified says “We’re really happy that we’ve certified as a B Corp. We’ve always done our best to be the greenest tea company, to give back to the communities that bring us our tea and the community on our doorstep and to make teapigs a great place to work. Having the B Corp certification really ensures that we will continue to meet high standards in these areas and to keep doing better and better things”.
If you’re keen to find out more or feel it's time to get your own workplace certified, head on over to the B Corp website.