White Light becomes a certified B Corp

Following a rigorous assessment, technical solutions specialist White Light is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp), joining a socially and environmentally conscious movement of more than 6,000 companies worldwide. This news comes just a few months after White Light gained ISO14001 accreditation – the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS).

B Corp was conceived in 2006 by B Lab, a non-profit network that aims to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities and the planet. As such, the certification process comprehensively evaluates a business’s sustainability practices. Certified B Corps are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. White Light’s commitment to operating its business as a force for good was rewarded with an Overall B Impact Score of 88.8. While 80 qualifies for certification, the median score for businesses completing assessment is currently 50.9.

White Light managing director Bryan Raven commented: “Having first been introduced to B Corp while undertaking the ISO14001 accreditation process, we soon realised that we wouldn’t have to change any of our behaviours or policies to qualify – we would just have to formalise them. B Corp’s mission aligns perfectly with our own, to work as one to grow a profitable and sustainable business with an international reputation for excellence.

“After an extensive analysis of every element of our governance as a responsible business, we’re delighted to have joined this community working together to change the economy for the better. This is not a short-term exercise in sustainability measures, this is a driving force for long-term accountability and ownership of these values by every stakeholder in our business.”

Chris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome White Light 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 White Light is going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward.”

B Corporation certification is valid for three years, during which time White Light says it is fully committed to striving for continuous improvement, leading to recertification under even higher standards.


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