Clock are B Corp certified!
We are absolutely chuffed to announce that Clock is now a certified B Corporation®. We now join the ranks of over 4000+ companies across 77 countries who are using business as a force for good as well as profit.
Why did getting B Corp Certified matter so much to us?
As we celebrate joining the B Corp community, we wanted to tell you a little bit about our journey – and why this global movement means so much. Ever since our inception as a Prince’s Trust start-up in back in 1997, we have been passionate about building an inclusive and flexible company. We can create amazing technology that has the potential to change the world, but without also showcasing our ethics and how we work as a business, we would be missing a chance to show people what we really stand for - to be different and to make a difference.
We do more than just build brilliant digital stuff. We have always strived to be a company that not only provides great products and services, but one that also believes in experience. We want to leave a positive impact in everything we do. Being a B Corp isn’t just about being good at what you do - it’s about showing that you are using business to make a difference – in every aspect of your activity.
The B Corp is the first and only certification for businesses that meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. There are of course pages (and pages) of detail on what is involved and how it is measured – If you fancy a read then visit https://www.bcorporation.net/en-us/certification
You might well be asking - how hard is it to get B Corp Certified?
We won’t lie, it is a rigorous process and it is not easy to achieve. In fact, only about 50% of applicants are successful. But, when we heard about B Corp Certification, it felt like the perfect fit to demonstrate how we go above and beyond – for our team, our clients and our community. The great part of it is that it isn’t easy. You can’t just tick a few boxes – but this is what makes it such a valuable community to be part of.
We had to fill out a lengthy assessment (over 200 questions!) that looked at every aspect of our business –from our environmental impact and community activity to how we treat our employees and the diversity of our team.
Gaining our B Corp credentials is validation of the efforts we’ve made so far to be better people - but more importantly, it sets the standard from which we can continually improve ourselves. It’s taken us years of consistent incremental changes to gain the certification and has been a huge team effort.
We not only relied on the support of our amazing colleagues to pull the information together, but on other businesses and entrepreneurs who had formed a community to encourage one another on their B Corp journey.
Getting certified is certainly a challenge – but one that is well worth it.
Tik…tok what’s next for Clock?
There’s still so much more that we can all achieve. Becoming B Corp Certified really is just the beginning. B Corp certification lasts for three years, and we will need to re certify to maintain our status.
This ensures that we are constantly striving to improve and be the best that we can be – which of course, every business should be. We are evangelical about the movement and hope that by becoming B Corp Certified we will inspire other businesses – big and small – to do the same.
It is certainly a journey we are all on rather than the destination. We have big plans for the future, and we are excited to continue our mission to build a great business for a better world – with that exciting new B Corp Certified logo joining us for the ride.