Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Find out more about B Corps and the path to certification.
Why become a B Corp?
B Corp Certification is your commitment to using business as a force for good whilst giving you tangible benefits. Research shows that B Corps out-perform their UK peers across several business metrics. By joining the movement you become part of a wider community of companies who are using business as a force for good.
7 steps to certification
Becoming a B Corp is a rigorous but rewarding process. Our seven steps give you all the information that you need to become a B Corp, from pricing to eligibility all the way through to becoming part of the community.
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Any for-profit company that has been operating for 12 months or more can become a B Corp. Find out more about our eligibility criteria.
A one-off fee of £250 is payable when you submit your company for certification. Some entrepreneurs who face systemic barriers to business ownership can receive a 40% discount on certification fees.
The B Impact Assessment
Completing the BIA is the first step to certification. The tool helps you measure and manage your impact, and all B Corps must score 80+ to certify. Get started with the BIA.
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B Corp Legal requirements
A big part of certification is known as the legal requirement. It involves amending your company's legal structure and/or articles of association to show your commitment to being a responsible business. By doing this, you can earn up to 10 points on the B Impact Assessment.
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The review process
Once you've completed the BIA and Disclosure Questionnaire, you’re on the way to becoming a B Corp. The review process is conducted in two stages - Evaluation, led by B Lab UK, and Verification, led by B Lab Global. Find out more about it.
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Reporting your impact
All certified B Corps in the UK need to write an annual impact report. Read our guide to find out how to get started.
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Joining the community
The UK is now home to the second largest B Corp community in the world. From the B Hive network to B Local's there's a range of activities and initiatives that you can get involved in. Connect with other B Corps.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Have a specific question? Not to worry, someone else has likely had a similar query. Head to our FAQs to get answers to your specific questions.