We are so proud to announce that Scrummi is now a Certified B Corporation, joining several companies reinventing the wheel by aiming for a sustainable purpose.
B Lab, the not-for-profit company behind the B Corp standard, has certified that Scrummi met its high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
What does It mean to be B Corp Certified?
Becoming a certified B Corporation is a huge achievement for everyone at Scrummi and one that our whole team is immensely proud of. It demonstrates to our partners, stakeholders, and colleagues that we are a business with the highest environmental and ethical standards.
It’s great being part of the wider B Corp community. We are keen to embrace the opportunities this status brings, such as integrating into a support system that cares about sustainable business practices. The UK community represents a broad spectrum of businesses, including well-known brands such as innocent, The Body Shop and Lush. We are incredibly grateful and proud to stand alongside other like-minded value-driven companies.
You can read more about the certification here
Why we wanted to become a B Corp
Scrummi launched in 2010 with the vision of becoming a brand that would bring sustainable practices to the professional hair and beauty market. Since day one our internal culture has reflected this, by being a highly ethical, sustainable business that is purpose and impact driven. We are here to solve problems and make the world a better place.
We believed one of the best ways for us to accomplish this was to become a B Corp. Today it acts as a roadmap for growth, providing us with new ideas, input, and best practices.
It also demonstrates to our customers, partners, and suppliers that they are doing business with a brand that is a force for good.
What did you learn, or overcome during the B Impact assessment?
Document everything! As a small business, you often complete a lot of good work but don’t document it as a process or procedure. A huge part of what we went through was writing everything down which allowed us to plan appropriately as well as measure our own success.
From this our biggest learning curve was that the desire and focus to become a B Corp must run throughout your organisation. It’s a big task that took us over three years to complete and to do that you need to involve everyone. It’s amazing what you can learn from each other during the process.
What does it mean to be B Corp Certified?
Becoming certified is a huge achievement for everyone at Scrummi and one for which the whole team is immensely proud. It demonstrates to our partners, stakeholders, and colleagues that we are a business with the highest environmental and ethical standards.
It’s great being part of the wider B Corp community and we embrace its support. Working with other B Corps means integrating into a support system that cares about sustainable business practices and is helping to accelerate a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The great thing about being a B Corp is that it requires you to continuously improve so you can’t just sit still and as a business, the greatest power we have to change is choice — choosing how we invest our time and spend our money. Our B Corp team is already focused on our next assessment in three years with a plan for progressive improvement.
As a business, we strive to continuously improve and grow, and we know being a B Corp will push us as a business. It’s a meaningful movement that you can trust, and we are so proud to be on board.