Go M.A.D. Thinking has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent our commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit – such as our overriding purpose to ‘improve your world through better thinking’.
The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 (we achieved 105.7) while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy use, best people practices, volunteering activity and corporate transparency.
To celebrate our Certification and further our purpose we are launching our Social Impact Leadership Scheme for next generation leaders who want to be the catalyst for a social impact or humanitarian project. We are reaching out to our clients from the past 25 years to nominate people who will be a catalyst for change. A total of 25 participants, each receiving £5,000 worth of training, development and coaching support will be awarded in the first quarter of 2023. The deadline for this first round is 28th February 2023 and nominations can be made here.
Andy Gilbert, Managing Director and founder of Go M.A.D. Thinking, says:
“This is a proud moment for Go M.A.D. Thinking and a fitting end to our 25th anniversary year. I firmly believe that business should be a force for good and as much about caring for people, communities and the planet as it is about profit.”
Go M.A.D. Thinking is now part of a community of 6,058 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,000 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says:
“We are delighted to welcome Go M.A.D. Thinking 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 Go M.A.D. Thinking are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward ”.
Find out more about our B Corp Certification here.