Supply chain specialist awarded B Corp certification

Oakland International has been awarded B Corp certification after meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

The firm services retail, wholesale, discount and convenience markets through its UK and Ireland multi temperature-based facilities.

With depots located in Redditch (HQ), Corby, Bardon and Dublin, Oakland works with consumer goods manufacturers and retail brands into all major destinations including Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Tesco Dublin, Musgrave Ireland, Dunnes Stores and all UK retailers SPAR, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Nisa and Boots.

Oakland International’s Co-Founder Dean Attwell said: “We are delighted to have attained B Corp Certification as this accreditation provides an externally verified standard for several areas not considered by traditional certifications such as corporate responsibility, being a good employer/neighbour, our commitment to social improvement and green credentials, and acknowledgement of our sustainable practices. We hope others in our sector will follow our lead as we genuinely believe that better business results are delivered from practices encouraged by the standard.

“Moreover, the standard is designed to encourage better behaviours across all levels of our business and our view is that B Corp should be a common standard across the industry, showing customers that they are dealing with an ethical and responsible partner.”

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