Our journey towards B Corp certification
Our B Corp journey reinforces our ongoing commitment to be a force for good and to demonstrate our purpose in action every day.
We are proud to be the first in our industry and one of the largest businesses to commit to this journey.
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B Corp certification recognises the best businesses in the world, doing the best for the world. B Corps are organisations who meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability and who balance profit and purpose.
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“Our ambition to become a certified B Corp will help us to live up to the highest standards of being a responsible and sustainable business. Our qualification will be the independently-verified proof that we are acting on our purpose goals and successfully balancing people, planet and profit.”
Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer
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What is B Corp?
B Corp describes itself as the ‘gold standard for good business’. Certified B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Certification proves that a business is meeting the highest standards of verified performance, as it balances purpose and profit. There are currently more than 3,000 B Corps across the world drawn from over 150 sectors.
Why do we want to become a B Corp?
Becoming a B Corp puts us at the heart of a global movement of organisations who are leading the way in reshaping the future of business. Now more than ever it is vital that businesses across the globe redefine their role in building an inclusive and equitable society. As we strive for excellence in everything we do, our journey towards B Corp certification will help us to live up to the highest standards of being a responsible and sustainable business.
How will B Corp bring our purpose to life?
The B Corp movement puts purpose at its heart, bringing together people, planet and profit. Becoming B Corp certified will show how we are living our purpose every day. Our B Corp certification will be how we hold ourselves accountable to our ambitious goals and commitments. By doing so, we will be a successful, sustainable business acting as a force for good in the world.
A heritage of leadership
Our B Corp ambition builds on a heritage of leadership in sustainable business which has already been widely recognised by independent bodies. This includes the CDP which awarded Givaudan a double A rating for its work on climate and water early 2020 and EcoVadis which awarded Givaudan a prestigious platinum rating in November 2020.
Our journey towards B Corp certification will be a truly collective effort. We will work together with our colleagues, our customers, our partners and our suppliers to realise this ambition and to use our business as a force for good in the world.