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In the UK, around 450 companies have achieved B Corp accreditation, meaning they balance purpose and profit and are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment.
Of this group, about 75 are involved in the food industry, and of these only around 10 are food manufacturers, according to artisan condiment maker Tracklements. The brand, which has supplied specialist food retailers for more than 50 years, has joined this exclusive group thanks to their commitment to building a more sustainable future through planet-friendly condiments.
“We were searching for an accreditation which explicitly verifies our ethos to behave as a good citizen in all things,” said Guy Tullberg, MD. “In a world where fewer and fewer food brands are manufactured by the brand owner, we are delighted to have our strong track record of balancing people, purpose and the planet with profit, verified by this B Corp award.
“Manufacturing businesses are typically associated with having a higher social and environmental impact than those companies who choose to sub-contract this process, so the B Corp award reinforces our core ethos,” he continued.
The B Corp certification, which marks the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose, was awarded to Tracklements for its work sourcing local ingredients, supporting the community and treating staff with fairness and respect, as well as using recyclable packaging and generating renewable energy.