Big news: BitesWeLove is now B Corp!
Bells and whistles, because BitesWeLove is officially a certified B Corp 🎉
In other words, we are a certified B Corporation. This means we are part of the B Corp Movement, a community of mission-driven companies that strive for more than just profits; they aim to have a positive impact on the environment and take on social responsibility. The B Corp certification is evidence of our dedication over the past years and our ongoing commitment to improvement in the future.
From A to B Corp
The journey to certification was a rollercoaster that began three years ago. Becoming a B Corp is no simple task. You need to transform all your sustainable aspirations into tangible plans and offer substantial evidence. The B Corp certification process employs a comprehensive point system to evaluate your initiatives. For those familiar with it: we earned it with 91.4 points.
But first things first: why did we want to join B Corp?
Let’s get to work!
We spent a lot of time tidying up and formalizing everything, from our HR policies to figuring out how much our foil weighs. And where we were already on the right track, like measuring our Scope 3 emissions, B Corp showed us that it was better to go all the way. 💪🏼
So we rolled up our sleeves and began implementing changes, such as writing an employee handbook (who knew we needed one?), mapping our carbon emissions for all the scopes, running employee satisfaction surveys, and encouraging the team to make greener choices – even down to using eco-friendly soap in the bathrooms.
So, what are we going to do?
Our impact manager, Limei, has led the entire process with flying colors, we must say. But what does going through such a certification process actually mean for BitesWeLove? We’ll continue to improve, but for now it comes down to this:
Green and Clean: We’ve gone all-in on the plant-based lifestyle, not just because it’s trendy (though it is), but because it’s a win-win. It’s kinder to the planet, cutting down on those pesky CO2 emissions, and it’s a healthier choice for you. Double score!
Carbon Offsetting and Beyond: We’re not just talking the talk; we’re walking it too. We measure our carbon footprint and do our part to offset it. But we’re not stopping there. We’re on a mission to seriously cut down on our carbon emissions in the near future.
Customer Connection: We’re not just a snack company; we’re your partners in health. We love staying in touch with our customers (that’s you!) and all our stakeholders to figure out what you need for a healthier lifestyle. You’re not just a snack lover; you’re part of the BitesWeLove family!
Transparency and Ethics: We run a tight ship when it comes to our ethics. We have incorporated our pledge to social and environmental commitment within our articles of association (our company’s legal rulebook) We’ve got feedback systems within our team to keep things fair and square, and we’re committed to giving you all the info you need to make informed choices. We believe in doing the right thing, every time.
In a nutshell, our B Corp status is like our seal of approval for making snacks that are good for you, the environment, and our shared future.
From B Corp to Better
Bells and whistles, but not for too long. Because our adventure isn’t over yet! We’ve got big dreams for the future. But even after becoming a B Corp, companies should keep getting better. And in order to maintain the B Corp Certification status, we’re going to be focussing on:
Reviewing our packaging materials: While we already have monofoil that is fully recyclable, we’re dreaming of an alternative that could revolutionize our packaging, making it more eco-friendly.
Localizing for a Greener Future: We’re on a mission to shrink our carbon footprint by localizing part of our production chain. It’s all about making our B Impact Assessment score skyrocket.
Ongoing Awesomeness: We’re constantly looking for ways to make our workplace even better for our team and the planet.
So there you have it—our wild ride to becoming a B Corp. We’re not stopping here; we’re buckled in and ready for more thrilling adventures as we continue to make a positive impact in the world.
Want to learn more about the nitty-gritty of being a B Corp? Check out this paper written by our impact manager, Limei. Or take a look at the B Corp website itself. And don’t hesitate to call or email us with your questions; we’d love to discuss it further with you.