“The year just get’s better and better…”
Matt Hocking | Leap Founder and Creative Director
We are proud to announce that for the second year running, Leap have achieved B Corporation ‘Best For The World’ status, scoring as one of the highest B Corpers in the world under the workers category – yippppeeee!
At Leap, we are more than a graphic-design company. Although design is our passion and what we love to do, so is the wellbeing and progression of our staff. That’s why using our business to serve our workers is a vital element at Leap, and something we are proud to be recognised for.
It’s an honour to know that based on the independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab, our small design studio based in Cornwall has scored in the top 10 percent of more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations, including the likes of sustainable clothing giant Patagonia and ice-cream champion Ben and Jerry’s.
“We’re seeing an uptake in B Corps in our region, we won Sustainable Business of the Year 2018 in Cornwall due in part to Leap being an early adopter of B Corp and now we get the awesome surprise of Best For The World Workers for the second year. So stoked and privileged to be part of this global change-making and for our team and commitment to them being recognised.”
A few words from the Leap ‘Best For Workers’ crew…
“Delighted to be on the ‘Best For The World’ list 2018. Proud to part of the Leap Dream Team :)” – Claire Pryor | Studio Manager
“Always proud to be a part of Leap and everything we stand for – I’m really pleased we’re on the ‘Best For The World’ list yet again!” – Laurence Ventress | Designer
“So proud to be a winner for the second year in a row! The team’s too good at being rad ;)” – Nathan Lance | Senior Creative
“Happy to be apart of an amazing team and can’t believe we’ve managed to achieve Best For The World for the second consecutive year, here’s to the third” – Corey Maslen-Riches | Website Developer
“What a start to the year for Leap! So far we’ve taken home ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ at the Cornwall Business Awards and now for the second year running we have achieved Best For The World status. What can we say… we work hard, think hard, do hard, share, educate and inspire others around us. It’s an absolute pleasure to be apart of team Leap. #BTheChange” – Imogen Coleman | Content Creator
“What a great achievement! So proud to be part of the Leap team” – Rebecca Reincke | Senior Digital Designer
How do you achieve ‘Best For The World’ status?
As mentioned in a previous post, to certify as a B Corp, companies are required to complete the mandatory B Impact Assessment set up to measure a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment via a point scoring system.
As quoted on the B The Change website – ‘The Workers section of the B Impact Assessment assesses the company’s relationship with its workforce. It measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities provided to workers. The category also focuses on the overall work environment within the company by assessing management/worker communication, job flexibility, corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.’
Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent, which includes us at Leap, set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on employees around the world.
In total, 185 B Corpers from 58 different industries, across 20 countries, achieved ‘Best For Workers’. A few of our fellow UK Best For The World Workers include Gong Communications, Tricordant, Wholegrain Digital, Forster Communications and GoodBrand – a huge congrats to all, and of course to the amazing BFTW B Corpers across the globe.
Other Best For The World lists include B Corporations Best For The World Overall impact, Best For Environment, Best For Customers, Best For Governance and Best For Community, with all honorees in each category listed on B The Change.
Are you interested in measuring what matters? Take the B Impact Assessment to measure your companies social and environmental impact.
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