Business Design Centre Celebrates B Corp Certification
Iconic events and business hub the Business Design Centre (BDC) has been certified as B Corp. The landmark achievement recognises the BDC as a social and environmental force for good. It joins more than 7,000 organisations worldwide that have committed to positively impact people, communities and the planet.
BDC Chief Executive Dominic Jones said: “This is a huge milestone in the company’s history. To be able to meet the rigorous standards set by the B Corp model show that we are moving on exactly the right path when it comes to the way we take care of both our people and the planet. Receiving B Corp status is the next step on our journey of continual improvement across all aspects of our business and one that we are extremely proud to celebrate.”
B Corp certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of performance, accountability, and transparency across a range of factors, including social and environmental issues, employee benefits, supply chain factors and charitable giving. Businesses and organisations are rigorously assessed during the certification process and must maintain these standards to be re-certified.
BDC Marketing & Communications Director, Kate Vandenburg added: “We’ve been moving through the B Corp assessment and review over the last 18 months, and it’s been a great way to look holistically at how our company operates across these areas. The process is quite rightly very challenging and so we know having completed it, we are joining an incredible international community of other organisations that are also doing business better.”
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, said: “Welcoming the Business Design Centre is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the events industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support the BDC in paving the way for a new way of doing things”.