In April 2022 Ashfold was proud to achieve B Corp certification.
We are often asked why we decided to become a B Corp. The simple answer is this: In a confusing world of sustainability and ESG acronyms, B Corp stood out. It is internationally recognised and not specifically a real estate or construction industry standard. But it is relevant to our business and aligned with our founder Martin’s personal ethos.
What is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations® (B Corps™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
Read more about the B Corp movement.
The impact of becoming a B Corp
In Martin’s words; “becoming a B Corp demonstrates that we aren’t just ‘do-gooders’, we’re committed to doing better.”
Of the five impact areas that B Corp covers, the environment is of course the most urgent priority for our industry. However, becoming a B Corp has highlighted for us how much real estate and construction has to grapple with the other areas as well. This includes a lack of diversity and the safety and wellbeing of workers.
Through the process of becoming a B Corp we have re-examined and refocused our ESG responsibilities. Our core values are now both more tangible and more ambitious.
Ashfold was an early adopter of B Corp in our industry, but we are pleased to see this is already changing. Martin has become an advocate for B Corp in real estate and construction, supporting peers on their journey towards certification. Please get in touch today if you would like to find out more.
B Corp impact report 2023
Thanks to B Corp we are beginning to see clearly that Ashfold can be a catalyst for change in our industry and in our communities. Our 2023 impact report outlines our plans for the year ahead and we’re excited to see the difference we will make.
Read Ashfold’s 2023 B Corp impact report here.