Laureece Nuttall – Project Coordinator at Form
What's the one thing you wish you'd known before you started the B Corp process?
“The B Corp process was very rigorous and took us over nine months to complete. We had to source answers and information from all over the business – although it took time it was a useful exercise in getting everything in once place to review holistically. We got some great initial guidance from David at the 2030hub which was extremely helpful in navigating the process at the start.
In short, I guess, be prepared to spend a lot of time a lot of time answering questions on the B Impact Assessment – and expect a lengthy process overall (it won’t happen overnight) as wait times are currently 6-8 months for certification.”
What's the best thing about becoming a B Corp?
“Joining a community of likeminded businesses working towards building an inclusive and sustainable economy that works for everyone.
Becoming a B Corp not only allows you to recognise all the great stuff that you are practicing but it also highlights areas that could do with improvement – so it will keep us accountable and always improving.
It’s great to have a series of goals we want to achieve over the next 12 months. Covering everything from strengthening our focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, supporting charities, and starting to communicate to clients the environmental impact of their projects with us.”
Ready to embark on the journey? Here are some great places to start:
B Lab UK: https://bcorporation.uk/
The 2030 Hub: https://the2030hub.com/