Carbon accounting and net zero delivery firm Flotilla has achieved B Corp certification, joining just over 1,000 businesses nationwide and 30 in the region, to achieve the status.
Flotilla attained an impressive impact score of 105 which is well ahead of the benchmark for companies in the UK, its sector and its size range. B Corp certification confirms that Flotilla has met the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. The certification provides Flotilla with a measure of its positive impact on the world and a roadmap for future developments.
To achieve the coveted B Corp status, Flotilla went through a rigorous assessment process which examined the impact of company decisions on employees, customers, suppliers, the communities the business serves, and the environment.
Flotilla puts the environment, community and people at the core of its business, making B Corp certification a key objective for the team. This significant milestone showcases the company’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility and the firm hopes its achievement will be an inspiring example for other businesses looking to make a positive impact on the world.
Founder and CEO John Rastrick says, “Receiving B Corp certification is an outstanding achievement for everyone here at Flotilla. Not only does it honour our commitment to a better future, but it provides a framework for continuous future improvement. We believe that a successful business is one that balances profit with purpose. One that induces positive change for its employees, communities and the environment. It’s all about using business as a force for good.
“The robust process recognises that we are a purpose-driven business, aiming to create benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. It’s a test of a company’s commitment to sustainable practices and ethical principles. It challenges you to scrutinise every aspect of your strategy, bringing additional clarity and meaning to your mission. While the process is no walk in the park, we think the rewards are well worth the effort. The certification by B Lab UK is just part of the recognition of everything we’ve been doing – from developing our proprietary technology, completing company carbon assessments, to improving our sourcing and supporting the communities we serve.”
Flotilla now stands beside the best ethical leaders of the business world. Joining nearly 5,000 businesses worldwide, all committed to the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Its list includes Patagonia, the Body Shop, Ella’s Kitchen and The Guardian Media Group.
The B Corp movement is a global initiative created by B Lab, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to make it easier for mission-driven companies to have a more positive impact on the planet and its people. Flotilla is now part of the global B Corp community, working towards reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment and a brighter future for all.