BIP UK AND BIP US BECOME CERTIFIED AS B CORP

BIP UK and BIP US, subsidiaries of international consulting firm BIP Group, today announce their certification as B Corp.

The thorough certification process with B Lab, which took two years, will see BIP UK and BIP US join the list of over 5,000 businesses committed to balance people, profit and the company’s impact on the planet with a view to further improve before recertification in 2025.

 

Chris Laslett, CEO of BIP UK and BIP US, comments: “We have been on a journey to be a better company for our people and the planet for the past 30 years, and this is another step towards that goal. Today’s certification is a fantastic achievement and gives us a strong foundation for positive change, highlighting where we can make future improvements and empowering our people to make the best decisions.

BIP UK and BIP US scored highest in the impact area, ‘Workers’, which measures a company’s support for employee wellbeing across economic, physical, professional, and social indicators. Highlights for the score included the firm’s focus on employee health and wellbeing, including mental health awareness, and its open door culture.

The second highest scoring indicator, ‘Community’, measures how a firm supports local communities, both inside and outside of the workplace. Inside the company, highlights for the score included BIP UK and BIP US’ dedication to employing a diverse workforce, providing maternity and menopause support and coaching, and taking steps to improve gender equality. Outside the company, initiatives including employee volunteer days, fund raising and charity partnerships, also added to the company’s impressive score.

 

Chris Laslett continued: “We work tirelessly to nurture a team which embodies a positive culture in the workplace and beyond, and it is great to see this commitment reflected in the final scores.

 “This achievement is testament to the hard work and commitment from all corners of BIP UK and BIP US, and we are delighted to now join the list of 5,000 likeminded companies recognised for using their platform to drive positive change.

 

Joanna Mihajlovic, Head of CSR & Sustainability at BIP UK and BIP US, said “B Corp certification is just the start of our journey to meet the highest standards in environmental and social governance.  We look forward to engaging and connecting with likeminded businesses in this community to continue on our improvement path and at the same time share our learnings with our clients and suppliers.”

Bip Group has fully supported BIP UK and BIP US in achieving B-Corp certification and, as part of a broad suite of responses to the sustainability challenge, committed to starting a Group-wide journey to B Corp in the next 2 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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