We are excited to announce that we have just been certified as a B Corporation (or B Corp). This means that we have joined a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. To get this accreditation we had to meet rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
The B Corp certification addresses a business’s operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants being required to provide evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. It was also compulsory to legally embed our commitment to a purpose beyond profit in our company articles.
Here are a few words from our CEO Emma Katz about our B Corp Certification.
ROKA LONDON is now part of a community of 6,889 businesses globally certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross-section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,400 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Recent attention to the outdoor lifestyle industry makes our B Corp certification a notable step and signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in this sector.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “Welcoming ROKA LONDON is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the outdoor lifestyle industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support ROKA LONDON in paving the way for a new way of doing things”.
“Being able to welcome ROKA LONDON to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit”.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
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