Legal and professional services group achieves B-Corp status
Ampa, which has offices in Nottingham, Leicester and Lincoln, has become the largest legal and professional services group to be named a certified B-Corporation.
Organisations with certified B-Corporation status are legally required to consider the impact of business decisions on their people, customers, suppliers, communities and the environment, ensuring a balance between purpose, people and profit.
Ampa includes brands Shakespeare Martineau, Lime Solicitors, Marrons, Mayo Wynne Baxter, CSS Assure and Corclaim, employing more than 1,300 people over 18 hubs across the UK
Helen Hay, group head of culture and sustainability at Ampa, said: “This is a huge achievement for us and demonstrates our commitment as a group to use business as a force for good for our people, planet, communities and clients.
“We’re really proud to have achieved our highest score for how we treat our people, including our approach to pay and reward, our wellbeing initiatives and benefits and embedding professional development support and opportunities across the group of brands.
“We keep ourselves accountable through our responsible business ambitions that are constantly tracked and analysed, pushing us to do better and achieve more. So far, we have achieved a number of our ambitions across diversity and inclusion, reducing landfill waste and carbon emissions, as well as supporting young people in our local communities.”
Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO of Ampa and Shakespeare Martineau, added: “We believe you can be both purposeful and profitable, so our B-Corporation values are embedded within our commercial growth strategy and fully supported from the top-down. We also take great pride in helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals.
“As we continue to grow our group, we are looking for likeminded professional services brands to join Ampa, whether they have B-Corporation status or not, and we can support them in their growth strategy as well as better business practices to people and the planet.”