BaseKit certifies as a B Corporation

BaseKit certifies as a B Corporation

BaseKit is incredibly excited and proud to officially announce we are now accredited as a B Corporation (B Corp) company, joining a movement of thousands of companies globally reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.

BaseKit has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.

“We are thrilled to have achieved our B Corp certification. We are on a mission to build a business that has a positive impact on people and the planet, and the certification reflects our fantastic team’s ongoing commitment to this. We will continue to embed B Corp’s principles across the business, giving careful consideration to the social and environmental issues of every decision we make.” BaseKit CEO, Simon Best

Laying the foundations for change

At BaseKit we have always had good values and culture at our core and in 2022 we entered a new era of intentionality, laying the groundwork for positive impact at a governance level.

  • We crystallised our mission and values
  • We built in ways to strengthen our commitment to our mission and values
  • We implemented new ways to hold ourselves accountable

B Corp is a critical part of our wider mission to be a force for good. It’s become a central pillar in how we approach environmental and social challenges across the business. We’re committed to the triple bottom line and the B Corp Framework helps make sure we’re delivering when it comes to people, the planet, and profit.

Our mission is to be a force for good. We transform entrepreneurial spirit into successful small businesses, enabling thriving communities and economies delivered sustainably through our effortless digital tools.

Our purpose is to continuously empower the effortless success and growth of micro businesses across the world. We’re helping to democratise tech so that everyone has the confidence and the ability to build a business online.

“Having started our B Corp journey in 2022 in our quest as a team to take our sociable and sustainable commitment more seriously, the process has been a real education. I am so proud to look back to see how, together, we have achieved such big steps towards our B Corp certification. As an employer this demonstrates our devotion both internally and externally to be a force for good, which is extremely important to us all at BaseKit and I cannot wait to see what we can achieve in years to come.” Wendy Weston, HR Director and B Corp Lead

For highlights across the five core Impact areas of B Corp – View our Impact Report

Our road to B Corp began with The Green Team – a small group of people at BaseKit passionate about the planet who got together once a week to talk about how we could make our company do better when it comes to the people and the environment.

Fast track 18 months later, BaseKit is so proud to be part of a community of 6,810 businesses globally who meet the highest standards of environmental and social responsibilty in the world.

The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,400 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.

“We are delighted to welcome BaseKit to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that BaseKit are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”.

“We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. Welcoming BaseKit is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the technology industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support BaseKit in paving the way for a new way of doing things”. Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK

B Corp: How does it make you feel?

Discover how some of our employees feel about being part of B Corp.

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