Lighting and AV specialists White Light (WL) is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp), following an assessment of its sustainability practices.
The certification comes just a few months after WL gained ISO14001 accreditation – the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS).
B Corp was conceived in 2006 by non-profit network B Lab. The certification process evaluates a business’s sustainability practices and is valid for three years. Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
WL was rewarded with an Overall B Impact Score of 88.8. While 80 qualifies for certification, the median score for ordinary businesses completing assessment is currently 50.9.
WL managing director Bryan Raven said, “Having first been introduced to B Corp whilst 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.
“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.”