Derby tech business lands B Corp™ status

Peter Evans

Orderly, a technology business based in Derby has achieved B Corp™ certification.

Orderly now joins the ranks of over 4,000 companies who are using business as a force for good.

The B Corp™ was established in 2006 and is the first and only certification for businesses that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

To become B Corp™ Certified, a business must complete an in-depth assessment administered by the non-profit B Lab.

Orderly staff had to fill out a lengthy assessment that looked at every aspect of the business – from environmental impact, to how the company treats its employees, to the diversity of our team.

This was followed by a phone review by B Lab staff to clarify points, while requests were then made for documentation of key points.

Orderly CEO Peter Evans, said: 2When we heard about B Corp Certification, it felt like the perfect fit.

“It’s taken us almost three years of incremental change to gain the certification and has been a huge team effort. Getting certified is certainly a challenge – but well worth it.”

He added: “Becoming B Corp™ Certified is just the beginning. By stipulating that companies must “set improvement goals against the most-up-to-date standards and benchmark their performance over time” that ensures that we are constantly striving to improve and be the best that we can be – which of course, every business should be.

“We have big plans for the future including developing our world-first digital store assistant technology, and we are excited to continue our journey as a sustainable and ethical business – with that exciting new B Corp Certified logo joining us for the ride.”