It is a certification for companies that have a positive impact on the world. This is because a B Corp is largely committed to a greener world for employees, customers, suppliers, society and, of course, the environment.
You may not have heard of this certification before, which is actually quite logical. After all, there are (only) 6,000 companies worldwide that are a B Corp. Think of Patagonia and Ecosia, but also Dutch companies like Tony Chocolonely and Dopper. All inspiring companies that make a positive contribution to the world in their own way.
Yes! To become a certified B Corp, you have to go through a long and extensive process. Only companies that really make an impact get this certification. Misleading statements, false promises and greenwashing do not pass the inspection. It is a symbol of genuine commitment to take action now, not later. As early birds, we think every company should already be doing this right now. Fortunately, more and more companies are joining this beautiful movement. That makes us happy!
Nature is in our hearts; it is incredibly special. We should cherish it and let it flourish wherever we can. We do this not only by donating 2% of total revenue to local nature projects, but we go much further! Do you read along?
We start at the core of our business, our employees. Every month, we have inspiration sessions at the office where other organisations talk about their drive to contribute to the world and how they do it. This is because we strongly believe in cross-pollination; bringing people together from unexpected quarters, sharing stories and connecting people and parties with the same mission.
We inspire (future) guests to choose a sustainable holiday nearby. Down to earth, without unnecessary emissions. Furthermore, we encourage landlords to make their nature house as sustainable as possible. Separating waste, planting flowers and hedges and maybe even installing solar panels.
It often lies in the little things, and we know it too. At the office, for instance, we only use sustainable products and buy fruit from the local farmer. And as icing on the cake, the furnishing of our office. Everything is sustainably produced, second-hand or made from local wood. Why buy new stuff? There's no need for that!
Once a quarter we work in our adopted forest near our office. Sawing, pruning, sowing, planting, you name it! In other words: working in nature to give something back.