Ground Control certifies as a B Corporation
Press release 31st March 2022 - Billericay UK
Leading external maintenance business and biodiversity expert Ground Control today certifies as a B Corporation (or B Corp). Ground control joins a growing cohort of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as commercial success.
Ground Control 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 sustainable goals ahead of profit.
Ground Control joins a community of 4,800 B Corp businesses around the world. In the UK, the B Corp community comprises over 700 companies representing a broad cross-section of industries and sizes including well-known brands such as The Guardian, Innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop, and Abel & Cole.
Ground Control’s B Corp certification is a pioneering step in the UK ground maintenance industry reflecting the business’ commitment to biodiversity and sustainability. This signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector and across the country.
Jason Knights, Managing Director of Ground Control commented:
The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’s operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, the company will legally embed its commitment to a purpose beyond profit in its company articles.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says: