Back in September 2015, Global Ethics Limited (The One Brand) became one of the first UK businesses to achieve B Corp status; an achievement that we are still immensely proud of today.
But what actually is a B Corp?
B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab, meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability & transparency. Together, we are reinventing business.
February is B Corp month; a celebration for all the certified UK B Corps that are doing things differently. To kick-start the festivities, we’ve taken a look at the foundations that make The One Brand a B Corp:
We re-invest our profit to fund life-changing, sustainable water projects
We’ve raised over £15 million for sustainable water projects in some of the world’s poorest communities. That’s 3.2 million lives changed by giving communities access to clean, safe water.
We share One vision
Our small but inspiring team work in an environment that spurs creativity and encourages personal development. Because of this, we’re an enthusiastic (and very busy!) bunch who share One vision: a world in which everyone has access to clean and safe water, forever.
We care about the environment
We consider sustainability from every perspective – from our packaging, to the supply chain and the projects we fund. As well as holding B Corp status, we’re a certified Carbon Neutral company. This means we’ve reduced our greenhouse emissions to net zero and continually strive to reduce the environmental impact of our products and processes.
Our goal
There are still 884 million people in the world without access to safe drinking water. Our goal is to raise £20 million by 2020 through the sale of One Drinks and fundraising through The One Foundation to tackle this issue.
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There are now over 120 certified B Corporations in the UK redefining success in business. Find out more about B Corporations.