We're incredibly proud to announce that Bulb has become a certified B Corp! Certified B Corps are companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges and make the world a better place. Not only that, they've got a delightful logo you'll start seeing on the Bulb website soon.
However, our new certification is much more than a lovely logo. (It is lovely though isn't it?)
It stands for something that we believe in really passionately here at Bulb: that companies have a social and environmental responsibility over and above making a profit. We wrote about doing great work while being "good" a while back. It's key to what we're doing here at Bulb.
Being a B Corp means we've been through a rigorous process with the lovely people over at B Lab to make sure we meet the highest standards of social performance, environmental good and accountability.
We spoke at length with the guys at B Lab to let them know about what we're up to at Bulb and to outline our vision for providing people with a choice of energy they haven't had before. A choice that's low cost, fast, reliable and of course renewable.
It's not only the renewable energy that we provide that gets us into the B Corp club. We also talked about how we treat our Bulb team members, told them that we're a proud Living Wage employer, and discussed our efforts to have a wider positive impact on society.
We're chuffed they've endorsed our mission and how we're going about it, and we can join all the other B Corps around the world who are using the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.
What a community to be part of! Over 1700 companies in 50 countries, with 89 in the UK. It's a growing group of future-focused companies that together make up a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Turns out things beginning with B are the way forward.