We are delighted to announce that we are now officially a Certified B Corporation. B Corporations meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance and are legally committed to consider the impact of their decisions on all their stakeholders, not just shareholders.
This accreditation proves our credentials in considering the wellbeing of our people, our impact on the environment, and community initiatives, alongside profit, as a measure of our success.
waste sent to landfill in our Leeds office
on The UK's Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies
raised for Leeds Hospitals Charity
As a company, we have always cared about doing the right thing by our employees, the environment and our community. We have been practicing many of B Corp’s principles for many years already.
Here are some of the things that we have been doing.
We listen to our staff to ensure we can implement what they really want. Employee feedback allowed us to trial various flexible working options and choose the best one. We have also enhanced our benefits to be more practical in a hybrid-working world.
This year, we placed 19th in Best Companies’ list of the UK’s Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies to Work For, marking our ninth appearance on the list.
Considering our impact on the environment runs through Search Laboratory as a business. Our Leeds office sends zero waste to landfill and we have targets for water and energy usage. We have also achieved scope one and two carbon-neutral status, despite being in a rented office and paying for our modifications to the infrastructure.
Our partner charity is nominated by staff with a close connection to the cause, kickstarting frequent fundraising that runs throughout the year. We also offer our employees two paid days per year to give time to a charity of their choice. Over the last three years, we raised over £18,000 for our previous partner, Leeds Hospitals Charity.
The certification encompasses a number of areas under a single certification, so instead of listing all the things that we do, saying we are a B Corporation provides a succinct label that explains it all. It places us within a community of businesses that care about their impact, and it provides a simple identity that our staff, clients and suppliers can be proud of.
Becoming certified allows us to show our industry and community that it is possible to be successful and have a positive impact on our world.
Being a B Corporation is a never-ending journey of improvement. Our mission is to reduce our negative impact and amplify our positive impact every year.
We have internal teams that innovate and assess our progress in environmental footprint, charity and employee wellbeing. We would encourage any company that is interested in becoming a B Corporation to get in touch if you would like advice on what is involved.
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