We received our B Corp certificate from B Corp UK in 2020 with a score of 98.8 (out of a possible 200). In 2021 we improved this to 106.4. This is OK, but we know there are heaps of improvements we can keep making – and really set our B Corp game on fire.
As part of this we go above and beyond the usual 3 year assessment set by B-Corp – and conduct self-assessments every year. These are independently fact checked to make sure we’re not getting carried away and overstating our progress. We’ll be assessed by B Corp again in September 2023 – and we’ve set ourselves the lofty target of a score of 140 by 2026. This will mean we’ve made improvements in Value Chain Transparency, Environmental & Social Impact Monitoring, and Diversity Equity & Inclusion – so we’ve a lot of work to do.
All of this ranking and scoring might make it sound like a competition – which it is - in a healthy, ambitious way – obviously. Every year there’s a ranking of ‘Best for the World’ B Corps – that’s a podium we’d love to be on.
Does any of this really matter? Oh yes. From its earliest days we’ve always aimed to make Vivobarefoot a company that does the best for people – and the planet.