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Our first year as a BCorp

It’s been a year since Urban Foundry was awarded B Corp Certification.

Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

We are very proud to be a B Corp and we strive hard to ensure that everything we do has a positive ethical impact (even down to the cleaning products we use in the office).

To celebrate our first year as a B Corp, we asked a few of Urban Foundry’s employees, clients and friends what it means to them.

“As the Assembly Member for Swansea West I work closely with Urban Foundry and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on their first anniversary of being awarded B Corp Certification. They are a business that balances purpose and profit and always consider the impact of their decisions on their team, customers, suppliers, community and the environment, using their business as a force for good. Although, I don’t see Urban Foundry as a business I see them as a family, a family who support the whole of Swansea who are caring and who care and support others.”

Julie James, Assembly Member Swansea West

“We dissect all our projects to ensure they boost the environment, community or people. We’re also an accredited Living Wage Employer so there’s a feeling of fairness and equality.”

Tara Tarapetian, Urban Foundry

“It’s nice to feel like I’m working with real human beings who do the right thing for the right reasons. Importantly, they practise what they preach!  As a public body under the WFG Act it’s great when we are able to procure our local B Corp as it addresses the goals we are working towards. These are the companies that are delivering living wages, using local supply chains and that means more of our money staying locally, amongst all the other good stuff that they do.”

Fran Rolfe, Sustainable Places Officer, Natural Resources Wales

“I like the transparency of working for a B Corp. There’s no hidden agenda or secret mission. We obviously want to make a profit but we believe there’s a kinder way to do that. By being socially conscious, it means that we can do good things but still run a business. Over the last year we’ve been contacted by so many other B Corps – it’s a growing network. It’s good to know that there are so many ethical businesses out there.”

Lucy Beddall, Urban Foundry

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