Ebonstone Announces B-Corp Certification!

Ebonstone Certifies as a B-Corporation! 


Governance and Company Secretarial Services firm Ebonstone is delighted to announce its certification as a B-Corporation (B-Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Ebonstone 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. 

This embedded approach to the operation of our business truly reflects our peoples’ personal values and purpose, running alongside our day-to-day work. It is what ultimately led us to seek out B-Corp certification……..living what we believe in!

Our journey through the B-Corp certification process addressed the entirety of our business’ operations, covering five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process was rigorous and required us to reach a high benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to areas such as energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, Ebonstone legally embedded our commitment to purpose beyond profit within our company articles. 

Ebonstone is now part of a community of 7,000 businesses 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 includes well-known brands such as The Guardian, Innocent Drinks, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole. 

Recent attention on how companies manage and report their governance requirements makes Ebonstone’s B-Corp certification a notable step and signals a shift towards even greater accountability and transparency for all businesses, and better equips us to embed positive, meaningful change within our current and future clients. 

Chris Turner, Executive Director of B-Lab UK, says “We are delighted to welcome Ebonstone 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 Ebonstone are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”. 

“We are pleased to have B-Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B-Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. Welcoming Ebonstone is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the governance and company secretarial sectors. We and the rest of the B-Corp community are really pleased to welcome and support Ebonstone in paving the way for a new way of doing things. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit”. 


About B-Lab UK: 

B-Lab UK is transforming the economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, their global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and they certify companies –  known as B-Corps – who are leading the way. To date, their global community includes over 7,000 B-Corps in 90 countries and 161 industries, and over 150,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment framework and the Sustainable Development Goals Action Manager. 



What fantastic work! We’d like to thank B-Lab their continued support throughout our initial certification and are looking forward to continually improve and align ourselves with best ethical practices moving forward. 

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