We're delighted to announce that Workhouse has officially joined the growing community of certified B Corp organisations.
Managing Director, Martin Meadows, said, ‘We’re incredibly proud of this certification. The rigorous assessments were reassuringly challenging and act as not only as an external validation of the values and behaviours we’ve been proud of for years, but also provide the opportunity to supercharge our creativity to do business for good. I would actively encourage other agencies to pursue the certification. The creative industries have such a profound influence on the very brand values that can make a real difference to the way businesses behave, socially and environmentally. The impact we can make as a sector shouldn’t be underestimated.”
We join over 1,300 like-minded B Corp businesses and organisations in the UK, who prioritise people, planet and purpose. The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to provide evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, Workhouse has now legally embedded our commitment to purpose beyond profit in our company articles.
Martin continues, “B Corp has further galvanised our team around our values. It’s confirmation of what we’ve been working hard to achieve — using business as a force for good. The high standards of transparency and accountability that come with both achieving and retaining the certification, aligns perfectly with how we want to act as a business. “
“We specialise in the Built Environment sector where there is already a palpable movement to address social and environmental responsibilities. We are looking forward to focusing our energy on influencing positive change in the sector.”