It's been a really exciting week for the team at Connect Three as we found out that we officially achieved our B Corp Status! The accreditation rewards our work to become one of the UK's most ethical companies and achieving it has been our goal for a long time. Giving Back is at the heart of our business, and we are passionate about living out our values and showing that business can, and should, put people over profit, and to be rewarded for our efforts has been a fantastic end-of-year boost for the team.
To become an accredited B Corp, every aspect of our business was graded against the association's rigorous testing system, 'The B Impact Assessment'. We were judged on how our day-to-day operations create positive impact for our people, our community, and the environment, and what our business is doing to make a positive social impact in the wider world.
The accreditation shows that we’re using our business as a force for good, and that we are focused on driving positive change through how work every day. We may be the first consulting firm of our kind to achieve this prestigious recognition, but we won't be resting on our laurels! We have big plans for how we can continue to improve and expand our positive impact every day.
What is a B Corp?
There are just 4,000 certified B Corps including international brands like Innocent, Patagonia, and The Body Shop.
"Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and non-profits alone. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose." B Corporation
What being a B Corp means to us
Colin started Connect Three with the goal of helping business managers to become inspirational leaders who build healthy businesses that are great places to work. Now we work to help leaders become someone who makes a positive impact on everyone that they interact with.
"Connect Three is about educating others to have a positive impact in the world. To know that we have been held accountable for the ethics which we promote, and rewarded with this certification is a fantastic affirmation for myself and the team. It's a real testament to what we've been working on for the last 7 years, and I could not be more proud of what we've accomplished."