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Workhouse lands B Corp certification

Ribble Valley creative agency Workhouse is the latest member of the growing B Corp certified gang.

Managing director, Martin Meadows, said: “We’re incredibly proud of this certification. The rigorous assessments were reassuringly challenging and act as not only an external validation of the values and behaviours we’ve been proud of for years, but also provide the opportunity to supercharge our creativity to do business for good. I would actively encourage other agencies to pursue the certification. The creative industries have such a profound influence on the very brand values that can make a real difference to the way businesses behave, socially and environmentally. The impact we can make as a sector shouldn’t be underestimated.”

The agency joins a select group of currently only 1,300 like-minded B Corp businesses and organisations in the UK, which prioritise people, planet and purpose.

The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to provide evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, the company will legally embed their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.

Meadows added: “We specialise in the Built Environment where there is already a palpable movement to address social and environmental responsibilities. We are looking forward to focusing our energy on influencing positive change in the sector.”

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