Portt & Co, who provide outsourced finance services for small businesses in the food and drink industry, have proudly announced they have been awarded B Corp Certification.
The globally-recognised certification is awarded to companies meeting the highest standard of social and environmental performance. To achieve it, Portt & Co were assessed under five key areas of impact: environment, community, customers, workers and governance.
To meet B Lab’s requirement standards and join the growing community of over 4,600 businesses across the world, you need to achieve a benchmark score of 80. Following the impact assessment and legal commitment to consider the impact of their decisions on all of their stakeholders, Portt & Co were awarded a score of 93.4.
Speaking on their B Corp certification, Founder and CEO, Matt Portt, shared why this was important to him and the team: “Through my work with Unseen UK, I’ve awoken to the fact that slavery and exploitation exists in the supply chains across the world, not just overseas but here in the UK also.
In 2021, my second child was born, and I decided that I didn’t want my children to live in a world that exploits people and destroys our planet for the sake of profit. When sharing with our team, there was a strong group sentiment for a different vision.
Through joining B Corp, we hope to engage with the community, learn from the best practice of existing members and inspire others to consider their own impact on people and the planet.”
The company who have an office and team in Brasov, state their focus is on minimising CO2 emissions, eliminating waste, improving the working conditions of our team and creating high quality jobs, supported with internationally recognised qualifications in Romania.
Portt & Co are now one of 600+ companies in the UK to have joined growing B Corp community, which includes two of their clients; Rubies in the Rubble and New Leaf Life Design, and Ecologi, who Portt & Co use to offset their carbon emissions.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “We are delighted to welcome Portt & Co 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 Portt & Co 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 Portt & Co is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the accounting industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support Portt & Co in paving the way for a new way of doing things”.
You can find out more about Portt & Co’s values and B Corp commitment here: https://www.portt.co.uk/beliefs-and-values/