We’re proud and excited to announce that Society has become a certified B Corp. Today we are officially taking our place alongside a global community of companies that are committed to being a force for good instead of for greed.
To become a B Corp, every aspect of our business had to be assessed and audited in order to ensure that we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve also changed our founding document – our Articles of Association – in order to embed a legal accountability for our Board of Directors to think holistically about Society’s impact on the wider world.
The B Corp designation was created by a global non-profit called B Lab, which began in the US but now has a presence in 60 countries. B Lab administers the certification process for companies to become, and to stay, B Corps. There are currently over 2,600 certified B Corporations across 150 industries, including brands such Ben and Jerry’s, Innocent, Cook, Café Direct, JoJo Maman Bébé, Patagonia and Warby Parker.
Society's Managing Director, Simon Lucas, commented:
"When we set up Society nearly ten years ago, our goal was to build a different type of executive search firm – one that would hold to the highest ethical standards, and successfully combine profit with purpose. B Corp certification is a celebration of what we’ve achieved. We’re particularly delighted to have been granted certification at the first attempt. However this is also a reminder of the ways in which we can improve. We look forward to working with, and learning from, our fellow B Corps in order to keep enhancing Society’s impact."