B-Corp: Making Business a Force for Good #BehindtheB

This month is B-Corp Month, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the amazing B-Corp brands that are working hard to literally change the world. This year’s theme is #BehindtheB- a fantastic opportunity for brands like us to really open our doors and let you in, to tell you more about what we do and why. We’re so excited to have you along on this journey with us- after all, we wouldn’t be here without you!

Read on to find out more about how we here at Little Soap HQ really feel about being a B-Corp, how we’re making business a force for good and what the #BehindtheB campaign means to us.

What does it mean to be a B-Corp?

Being a B-Corp means placing real value on your workers, customers, environment, and community as much- or more!- as your profits. It means keeping those values in place and taking on the challenge to be a real business for good. Within this, we’ve made commitments to challenge the ‘norm’, to prioritise the environment, our communities, our workers. We’ve committed to being transparent, honest and open to real change. We’ve committed to doing better and being better. B-Corp is a global movement, and as a business, we’re on a continual journey towards improvement- in the hope that we can inspire more businesses to do the same. The #BehindtheB campaign aims to encourage businesses to open up about the things they do to stay on track as a B-Corp- so here are our pledges.

Our pledge to the environment

Loyal customers and regular readers will already know how passionate we are about our planet. Our pledge as a B-Corp is to:

Make sure that our products & processes have as little impact on the environment as possible.

We’re passionate about making sure that every ingredient that goes into our bars and the materials we use in our packaging is sustainably sourced. That’s why we’re passionate supporters for the use of Sustainable Palm Oil, we’re members of the Vegan Society, and our products are certified Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free.

Our pledge to our workers

Here at Little Soap we firmly believe that things always work better when we work together. Our pledge as a B-Corp is to:

Ensure diversity, inclusivity & flexibility in the workplace.

So, we put as much energy into building good relationships with each other, our suppliers, and the local community, as we do our soaps and our customers. We love what we do and we always have fun doing it.

Our pledge to our community

Back when Little Soap first started, it was always so much more than just a soap making business. It’s always been an opportunity to educate on the wider issues surrounding it. Our pledge as a B-Corp is to:

Bring joy to our community, both local & further afield.

The environmental issues of palm oil and deforestation are close to our hearts here at Little Soap- just as we hold a passion for British small business and manufacturing.

Our pledge to our customers

You guys have always been at the heart of Little Soap. Without you, we would not be where we are today- thank you! Our pledge to you, our customers, is to”

Make sure that when you buy one of our soaps you are given the best customer experience possible.

Free from detergents, SLS, sulphates, alcohol, parabens, sorbates, silicones & synthetic preservatives; our all-natural skincare products gently work in harmony with your skin, making them perfect for all skin types and ages.

How we ensure governance

It is not enough to tell you what we are doing. We must also hold ourselves accountable, and ensure that we follow through with all of our pledges. Therefore, our aim as a B-Corp is simple:

To value our people & the planet over profit.

We rigidly believe the business of a business is to improve the world. Since 2008, we’ve been on a mission to bring the bar soap back and rid bathrooms from unnecessary synthetics and plastic bottles. We now have four key brands, all encompassing the same ethos, so you can have a clean conscience as you wash. We truly believe that we must be the change we seek in the world. That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered. That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.

To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations. That is what it means to be a B-Corp. Tha t is us, #BehindtheB.