The world is facing some of the biggest crises and challenges of our time. Our environment is in rapid decline. Social justice gaps are widening, not closing. By choosing to prioritise profit over people and planet, most businesses are adding to the problem. That's where B Corp comes in.
B Corp isn't just a mark; it's a global movement of like minded people from all industries going beyond business as usual to make their mark on the world in a positive way. Because the B Corp community demonstrates what is possible when businesses think beyond profit. When we go beyond what is expected. When we come together to prove beyond doubt that there is a better way to do business.
WE GO BEYOND GREENWASHING
Going beyond greenwashing is walking the talk to tackle the climate crisis. In a world where lots of companies make misleading statements or just put up a show to distract from their not-so-ideal practices, B Corps distinguish themselves by truly taking meaningful action. We're also brutally honest. Transparency is everything and we're not ashamed to admit it when something doesn't go to plan, in order for others to learn from our mistakes and push innovation forwards towards a more sustainable future.
WE GO BEYOND FOR PEOPLE
B Corps understand the importance of taking all people into account, beyond only shareholders. We look after our own, supporting their needs in everyday life, not just at work. We scruitinise our value chain from beginning to end and push for innovation and sustainability from our suppliers and industry as a whole. It's more than just policy, it's doing what is right for all stakeholders.
WE GO BEYOND FOR OUR COMMUNITY (LOCALLY AND BEYOND)
It's giving up our time to support local causes such as Devon Environment Foundation, Till The Coast is Clear and more. It's getting our hands dirty while we plant trees or collect and sort ocean waste from our coastline. It's offering mentorship to encourage diversity and inclusion within the drinks industry by offering mentorship though Be Inclusive and Equal Measures / The Drinks Trust. It's donating 1% of all revenue through 1% For The Planet and partnering with Ecologi for a climate positive workforce (you can see our impact here). Because if you're able to help in a positive way, you should.
WE GO BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE
Profit is important but it's not everything. We take the time to evaluate every decision within our business, with the overriding question "is it the right thing to do?". If it's not right then we simply don't do it, even if doing it could benefit us commercially. For example, we decided to scrap all plans for single bottle gift boxes a while back, an idea which has now been adopted by giants Diageo with a phased removal of cardboard packaging to test customer response and reduce waste as part of their 10 year action plan.
But enough about us.
B Corp Month is about supporting each other and shouting about the good stuff. We've done the hard work for you and have put together some brilliant fellow B Corp certified brands for you to discover below, along with a little incentive to help you to make more sustainable purchase choices.
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Pala Eyewear is a premium ethical eyewear brand where 4% of every sale funds life-changing eyecare projects across Africa. On a mission to see the world better, Pala has donated over £47,000 in grants, provided over 12,500 prescription glasses and screened 27,000+ people to date.
Designed in the UK and expertly handcrafted at a family-run Italian workshop, Pala frames are made to last from the finest Italian bio-acetate. Named in African languages, the timeless frames are paired with a 100% recycled plastic case, hand-woven by artisans in Ghana - connecting the community with the cause with every wear.
Receive 10% discount with code HATTIERS10. Valid from 1st to 31st March 2023.
We are DAME are on a mission to make periods positive for people and the planet. The period industry is full of plastic, chemicals and stigma. Everyone who bleeds deserves better. That’s why they’ve created comfortable and sustainable alternatives to the outdated, mainstream options. Now the best choice for your body is the best choice for your planet. It’s about bloody time. DAME is here to change that, with comfortable, sustainable alternatives.
Receive 20% discount with code BCORP20. Valid from 1st to 31st March 2023.
As an outdoor brand Dewerstone take a lot from the environment, be it using the landscapes to shoot photos in or being inspired by the jungle for product patterns.
We owe the environment everything, we wouldn’t exist without it and we’re all about paying it back. Dewerstone do this by working with non-profit organisations all over the world.
Whether it's protecting free flowing rivers with Save Our Rivers, to building bio rocks & protecting turtles with the Gili Eco Trust. Through to planting trees with Eden Reforestation Projects and their own Feed the Families campaign.
If you love it and want to protect it, fight for it.
Get 15% off your first order with code HATTIERS during March and April 2023.
Equinox Kombucha has been fermenting organic, vegan, ethically sourced kombucha for over 10 years from their artisan brewery in the Calder Valley, Yorkshire. They were the first kombucha company in Europe to certify as a B Corp in 2020 and are proud of the sustainable nature of their living kombucha teas. They are also a Great Taste Producer, having won awards for their drinks every year since 2013.
Why not give them a try? Get 15% off all products using code BCORP23. Valid from 1st to 31st March 2023.
Food production is the biggest contributor to climate change, but one third of all food is wasted. Toast Ale are here to change that.
Their planet-saving beer is brewed with surplus fresh bread and all profits go to charities fixing the food system.
Use code HATTIERS15 for 15% off all Toast beers. Valid from 1-31st March 2023 on all full price products. +18 only.
The Uncommon makes unbelievably good English sparkling wines. In cans. The first to do so in the UK, and still the very finest.
Perfectly primed for picnics and bubbling for back gardens, these fresh, aromatic bubbly wines and spritzers are designed to thrive in cans.
The Uncommon only ever use the highest quality, hand-picked grapes – Bacchus (England’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc) and the three Champagne varietals (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay)- hand-picked from its vineyards across Kent, Sussex and Hampshire.
As the first and only Certified B Corp wine in the UK, it has joined a global community using business as a force for good. Sustainability has been cultivated at The Uncommon’s core and it exists to make beautiful wine for people, and for planet.
Balance Me is a natural skincare brand based in the UK. Their purpose is to balance your skin and bring a moment of self-care to everyone they touch; being mindful of their impact on the planet. They are honestly natural, without compromise. Their naturally active formulas use cutting-edge actives to solve skin concerns and bring skin into balance.
Most importantly, they balance people, planet and profit. They are proud to create skincare with purpose, where 20% of their products at retail value goes to charity. By the end of 2023 96% of the packaging they purchase will be recyclable, renewable, from recycled materials or re-useable and constantly improve their social and environmental performance, championing change in the beauty industry.
They create skincare with high performance bio-actives and choose to formulate without silicones, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colours, TEA, DEA, MIT, CMIT, PEGS in line with their own personal brand mission. The ingredients in each of their formulations are 99.98% naturally occurring, derived from or nature identical. Moving forwards their aim is for all new products to be 99% naturally occurring, derived from or nature identical as above.
Use code RUM20 for 20% off Balance Me in March.
SXOLLIE, an award winning cider. Made naturally like a wine with Champagne yeast and your favourite eating apples, grown in the sunshine. It makes for a decidedly different cider. That’s why they call it a xider. With no added sugar, concentrates or water (it's vegan and gluten free too).
They've hit their sustainability goals: our emissions are much lower than our UK competitors, their packaging is recyclable and they promote youth empowerment. SXOLLIE share our genuine belief that business should contribute to society and they are also proud to be the UKs first B Corp certified cider!
Use code HATTIERSxSXOLLIE_25% for 25% off during March. +18 only.
Sapling exists for two reasons; to lead the way with sustainability in the drinks industry and to tackle climate change. They do this through a focus on reforestation, regenerative farming, and eco packaging. On top of using sustainable, innovative ingredients to distill their spirits, we plant a tree for every bottle. Climate positive and delicious? Cheers.
Use code SAPLING15 for 15% off during March. +18 only.