We’ve got an exciting announcement! As the title of this posts suggests, Little Soap is now a certified B Corporation! We’re beyond thrilled and so proud to be able to share this news with you- what a way to brighten a somewhat dismal day! We thought we’d use this week’s post to tell you a little more about what a B Corporation is, and why it means so much to us.
What is a B Corporation?
Put simply, a certified B Corporation is a business that has met “the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” (B Corporation)
B Corporations are businesses that are making changes to alter the way we view success in business. They’re building more inclusive and sustainable economies and using their power to make positive changes for employees, communities and the environment. They’re creating more jobs of high quality and are helping to create communities that are aspiring to the same values.
So you can see why we are so very proud to be certified as a B Corporation!
The B Corp Declaration of Interdependence
We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good. This economy is comprised of a new type of corporation – the B Corporation – which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we 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.
What do Little Soap need to do now?
Here at little Soap we are, of course, committed to fulfilling our role as a certified B Corporation and we’re dedicated to the values that it represents. We intend to continue operating as we have always operated, and we intend to continue to educate, inform and share our knowledge with you all.
We’ve always strived to bring inclusivity to all that we do. Little Soap was born of the desire to ensure that natural soap could be accessible to all, and we’ve never wavered in that belief. We’ve also always been committed to ensuring that we are continually measuring and assessing our own environmental and social impact. We’re always transparent in all that we do and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have too.
What does this mean for you?
We’re sharing this news with you not just because we’re so very proud of it, but because we wanted you to share in this journey with us. As a valued customer, we know that you want the very best from us and we intend to make sure that’s exactly what you get., Now that we are a certified B Corporation, you can be assured that we are always working hard to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance. You can be assured that when you buy from us, you are buying in to a business that works fairly and with dignity and purpose. You can be assured that you are helping to support us in our endeavours to create a positive impact in all that we do.
For more information on B Corporations, please visit the site here.