We’re committed to being a responsible business. We don’t just want to create profit, we also want to play our part in securing a fairer world and a more sustainable future. We're not interested in disjointed or eye-catching initiatives. We want to put responsibility at the heart of our company and how we run it.
As a certified B Corporation, Society is independently audited every three years in line with rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We have also embedded a legal commitment to balancing stakeholder interests into our company's governing documents. To see the details of our most recent audit, please view our B Impact Report.
For us, responsibility has three core strands:
Our 10% pledge
Each year, Society gives at least 10% of its profits to ‘ The Society Foundation ’. This is a charitable trust that we helped to set up in 2014. Its purpose is to provide grant funding to organisations or programmes that are trying to help potentially vulnerable people into employment. Society’s colleagues also support the Foundation through fundraising efforts and by volunteering their time.
Our business actions
Society was an active member of Business in the Community for several years and became a fully-fledged B Corporation in 2019. We also host two work placements every year as part of an initiative aimed at getting people from excluded groups back into full-time employment. To find out more about our business actions, you can read our latest Corporate Responsibility Report.
Our client portfolio
We are careful and selective about who we work with. To this end, Society has established a simple framework that serves as an internal checklist for us when taking on a new client. This helps us to avoid client relationships that would be incompatible with our core values.