Using Business as a Force for Good®
We were officially certified in December 2022 and scored 87.2. Download our scorecard as a PDF here.
Most businesses score between 40 and 100, with 80 points required to become certified.
What are B Corp™ businesses?
B Corp™ Certification means that a business has been verified as meeting high standards of performance, accountability, and transparency on elements from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and approach to sustainability.
To achieve certification, a company must:
- Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing a robust risk review.
- Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
- Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab™ standards to be publicly available on their B Corp™ profile on the B Lab™ website.
Employee Ownership and B Corp™ work in harmony
Gripple is a 100% employee-owned company, meaning all of our people own shares in the business.
The culture of employee ownership has had and continues to have a significant impact on our growth and our culture. Giving all our people direct responsibility and encouraging active participation across every area of the business ensures we’re empowering everyone to drive performance and improvements. We all work towards the same targets, and we all benefit when we meet them, so the focus for everyone is consistent at all levels.
There is a growing trend for businesses to become employee-owned or certified as a B Corp and, for businesses like ours, to even become both! The principles of Employee Ownership and B Corp are perfectly aligned in mission and values, as both focus on:
The impact businesses have on communities for the long term
Challenging traditional ways of doing business;
A shift away from shareholder authority towards stakeholder governance;
How to engage employees with your mission and key decision-making
The two really go hand-in-hand as both are about developing a business that’s responsible, sustainable, cares about its people and has a resilient future that everyone in the business will share in.