Macphie of Glenbervie becomes a B Corp

30 September 2015 by
Macphie of Glenbervie becomes a B Corp

Independent food ingredients company Macphie of Glenbervie has become one of the first companies in the UK to achieve B Corp certification as acknowledgment of its commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability.

Chairman Alastair Macphie (pictured) said: "At Macphie we're passionate about corporate social responsibility and sustainability, driving a number of initiatives to help the environment and local communities. We invest time, resources and money to work proactively to build meaningful links with community groups, charities and education. It's been a key part of who we are over the past 40 years and it will continue to be at the heart of everything we do.

James Perry, director of B Lab UK, the non-profit organisation of entrepreneurs behind the B Corporation, said: "We are delighted to welcome Macphie to our founding UK B Corp Community. The B Corp movement is a global community of businesses who are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

"It includes more than 1,400 businesses in 42 countries and over 120 industries. The UK is well placed to help lead this global movement, and companies such as Macphie are a great example of a business taking leadership in their field."

The process to become B Corp certified starts with an assessment of a company's social and environmental performance focusing on four key areas - governance, workers, community and environment. Companies meeting the rigorous standard become B Corp accredited but most fail to achieve the required level.

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