World of Books Group have been awarded Certified B Corporation® status.
Certified B Corporations (B Corps™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. In short, we care about people and the planet.
There are currently over 3,500 Certified B Corporations in more than 70 countries. We’re very proud to be the 229th B Corp in the UK.
B Corps believe in using business as a force for good in the world. They use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities and the environment.
We've committed to this:
The values and aspirations of B Corp align well with our purpose: a circular economy, for profit business that supports charities and protects the planet by enabling more goods to be reused.
Our business model is designed to do good. It’s circular and sustainable and we believe in making a positive impact in the world and in building a better business that helps us to do more good. We were already doing many good things, but by earning the badge, we’re officially demonstrating our commitment to environmental, social and financial performance in an effort to achieve a sustainable future, today.
B Corp Certification doesn’t just prove where a company excels now—it commits them to consider their impact on stakeholders now and in the future.
By buying from and doing business with B Corps, you can live your values and support companies that you believe in.
Businesses need to achieve a minimum verified score of 80 points on the B Impact Assessment—a rigorous test of how our operations and business model impact our people, community, environment, and customers. World of Books Group exceeded this standard, scoring 84.8.
B Corp certification is managed by B Lab. B Lab is a non-profit that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs, using the power of business to solve social and environmental issues. Its vision is that all businesses across the globe will measure and manage their impact with the same attention as they do to profit.
To maintain our B Corp certification, we need to continue documenting our positive impact to qualify and undergo re-certification every three years.
We’ve taken bold actions to lead on sustainability, reduce our environmental impacts and protect the low-carbon economy.
Our Impact Story showcases the many ways in which we have taken action and pioneered.
Download our FY2019/20 Social and Environmental Impact Report by clicking on the image below:
Download our inaugural FY2018/19 Social and Environmental Impact Report by clicking on the image below: