Since our practice started 35 years ago, we have operated with a strong environmental and social ethos across a broad range of sectors. We were the first architects in the world to have approved Science-Based Targets, we continue to be commit to accelerating progress in our business operations, including embodied carbon assessments for designs and a roadmap for delivering against the RIBA 2030 goals.
Now we are announcing the next milestone as Bennetts Associates officially joins the global B Corporation community, made of companies who are committed to the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
This follows a rigorous certification process that used the ‘B Impact Assessment’ tool to evaluate how a company’s business model impacts five categories: workers, community, environment, customers and governance. Bennetts Associates’ has earned an overall score of 121.5 and as it stands, is the highest scoring architectural practice in the UK.
Bennetts Associates B Corp profile
“B Corp certification was a challenging but hugely rewarding process. From start to completion we were pleased to see the progress we as a practice are making. Being held accountable is vital; it’s not about doing “just enough”, but about pushing the boundaries to do the best we possibly can – we always have, but this will help us to do even better. We look forward to being part of the B Corp community and for this relationship to shape and guide us the future.” - Jennifer Ford, Head of HR who led the process
"Joining the B Corp community marks a significant step for us as a practice, recognising our deep and longstanding commitment to operating with sustainability at the forefront of the mind, whilst ensuring a positive social impact. After completing the rigorous process, we are delighted to achieve such a high score and being a B Corp will really help as we continue to force the pace of environmental change and social response.” - Peter Fisher, Director
There are currently over 600 B Corps in the UK and 4,700 worldwide, find out more about B Corps here.