Press Release: IDG proud to become a Certified B Corps Organization

May 22, 2024

Matthew Moore

Head of Professional Qualifications
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[ASCOT, UK – May 2024] — Inspirational Development Group (IDG) has today announced its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing movement of companies that are reinventing business for the benefit of all people and our shared planet.

Verified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, the achievement demonstrates that IDG meets high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability alongside a commitment to goals beyond shareholder value.

B Corp Certification assesses the entirety of a business’ operations and currently covers five main impact areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with companies required to provide evidence of responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency. IDG has also legally embedded its commitment to purpose as well as profit in its company articles.

IDG is now part of a growing community of over 8,000 businesses globally that have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK is one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world, with over 1,700 companies spanning a range of different industries and sizes. Names include Patagonia, The Guardian, Innocent Drinks, The Big Issue, Finisterre, Elemis, and Sipsmith Gin.

Peter Turpie, CEO of IDG, says:

“This is a major step forward for IDG and is perfectly aligned with our purpose, vision, values and belief in leadership for a better tomorrow. As a business, we are incredibly proud to have achieved this status – but our journey does not stop here. We will continue to strive to have a positive impact in all that we do, for our clients, our planet and our people.”

Chris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK, says:

“Welcoming IDG to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Its commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and will help spread the notion that success in business is as much about people and planet as it is profit.”

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For media inquiries or further information, please contact Matthew Moore at 07968 845634 or matthew.moore@inspirationaldg.com.
About Inspirational Development Group: IDG has been at the forefront of Leadership for a quarter of a century, working with organizations ambitious for a better tomorrow and who know it will be delivered through inspirational leadership at every level.

We believe all organizations could and should be a force for good. But being ‘good’ means making difficult decisions, developing your people, and guiding them to being the best version of themselves: to contribute, to include, to see things differently and do better things. This is our ‘why’.

As a trusted adviser, we work with our clients to be clear about their purpose and design interventions specifically for that outcome. In so doing, we deliver Leadership and Team development today that is fit for the future.

To find out more visit beinspirational.com

About B Lab: B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. To date, our community includes 730,000 workers in over 8,000 B Corps across 95 countries and 162 industries. More than 280,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.bcorporation.net.

About B Corp Certification: B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall social and environmental impact of the company that stands behind it. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact; change their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders; and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website. B Corps recertify every three years and once certified, are expected to increase their score over time as they progress towards becoming more equitable, inclusive and regenerative businesses.

B Lab Contact: media@bcorporation.uk

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