One of the first sustainability consultancies to achieve global certification.
Eunomia Research and Consulting is delighted to announce today its certification as a B Corporation®(or B Corp™), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Eunomia is one of the first sustainability consultancies to have achieved g B Corp™ status globally.
Eunomia has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp™ movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
Founded in 2001, with a desire to protect the planet, Eunomia is headquartered in Bristol, UK and its 150+ employees span 5 offices from New York to Auckland. Its social-environmental problem-solvers and researchers have deep-seated expertise in policy and applied solutions to the circular economy, grounded in science.
Eunomia works hard to drive change when it comes to sustainability and protecting the planet. We harness the power of unwasted to help the world transition to models of reuse, regenerate and conserve, Clients include local, national and supra-national governments, NGOs, consumer goods, packaging, fashion and financial institutions and investors.
This certification is a demonstration of one of the many ways in which Eunomia will continue to seek out methods to drive more rapid and impactful change to help drive a more positive human impact on the Earth. It shows the company applies the same care for society and the planet to all aspects of their own business, as it does on their client work.
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 reach a benchmark score of over 80 * out of 200 points while providing 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, the company must legally embed their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.
Eunomia is now part of a community of 7,000 companies globally who have certified as B Corps™. The B Corp™ community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,500 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Jonquil Hackenberg, CEO says:
“Being part of the B Corp community is exciting for us: to be part of a movement which recognises societal and planetary value as central to sustainable business strategy. To be one of the first sustainability consultancies with B Corp status across all our operations globally underlines the origins of how we have always done business since inception, nearly a quarter of a century ago. B Corp status provides external recognition of our natural DNA and is the next logical step in our journey to create even greater impact, providing a route to partnership for any organisation wishing to ensure benefit to all stakeholders across their supply chains by engaging like-minded service providers.”
She goes on to add:
“It also demonstrates how unfailingly passionate our team are about the future of our planet and society. We not only strive to do work that leaves our planet in a better place for the next generation for our clients, but we apply it to the way we work too – whilst having a lot of fun in the process.’
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says:
“We are delighted to welcome Eunomia to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that Eunomia are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”.