Dash Water has announced today its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Dash Water 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.
The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ 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 their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.
Dash Water has always had sustainability at the heart of its business DNA. By using surplus fruit and vegetables that would usually go to waste, they are at the forefront of the beverage industry in developing more sustainable options for the conscious consumer. Dash Water is now part of a community of over 3,500 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 360 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop, and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Kate Sandle, director of programmes and engagement of B Lab UK, says: “We are delighted to welcome Dash Water to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates, who believe business really can be a force for good. We know that Dash Water are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”.
Jack Scott, Dash Water co-founder, comments: “We are immensely proud to be a certified B Corp after undergoing rigorous assessment, alongside a powerful community of like-minded businesses. Our score recognises the hard work Dash has done in continuously developing new ways to improve as a business.”