What’s a ‘B Corporation’?

“Certified B Corporations are those who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparencies and legal accountability.”

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Sidmouth is a Fairtrade town:

Sidmouth Fair Trade Group celebrate 25th Anniversary | sidmouth.nub.news

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The ‘fairtrade’ concept is part of the wider notions of ‘ethical shopping’:

Ethical shopping in Sidmouth

Fillfull: plastic-free shopping in Sidmouth

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And of ‘corporate social responsibility’:

New plastic packaging at Boots: “It’s completely against what we’re trying to achieve here in Sidmouth, as a plastic-free community”

 

.A new accreditation organisation is making an impact:

bcorporation.net

B Corporation (certification) | en.wikipedia.org

 

From their own website Ethical Superstore explains:

Certified B Corporations are those who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparencies and legal accountability, set in place by B Lab.
B Lab is a non-profit organisation with a vision of a global economy that uses business as a force for good. B Corporations understand that it is not only shareholders that matter, and they have an equal responsibility to the community and the planet.

Here you’ll find our range of products manufactured by Certified B Corporations such as Divine ChocolateMethod and Ecover.

ethicalsuperstore.com/tags/certified-b-corporation

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B Corps Can Create a New Version of Capitalism Where Everyone Is Essential

How Businesses Can Build an Honest, People-Centered Economy through Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion—and Love

This article is a personal perspective from an employee at B Lab, the nonprofit behind Certified B Corporations. In this series, we invite individual B Lab employees to share their experiences, inspiration, hopes, and challenges as they work toward a more inclusive and regenerative world. This edition of B Lab Voices is from B Lab’s Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Ellonda L. Green, Ed.D.

Capitalism is an economic system in which the government plays a secondary role, and an ever-shrinking group of people reap the benefit from economic and business decisions. I’ve heard the refrain that capitalism should work for everyone. It most definitely should, but the system wasn’t set up to work for everyone. Capitalism hasn’t worked, and certainly not for everyone. Those of us who work in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) have been saying this for a long time. But some of the world has continued to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the inequities that exist around the globe. “It was isolated. It was those people. It was that neighborhood. It was their fault. We all had the same opportunities — right?”

B Corps Can Create a New Version of Capitalism Where Everyone Is Essential | bthechange.com

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And it’s coming to the South-West:

Two Bristol companies added to list of UK’s most ethical firms with B Corp status | bristolpost.co.uk

   
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