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YouView becomes a Certified B Corporation

YouView has today announced its certification as a B Corporation, joining a growing movement of companies that are reinventing business for the benefit of all people and our shared planet. Verified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, the achievement demonstrates that YouView meets high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability alongside a commitment to goals beyond shareholder value.

Achieving B Corp status is a testament to YouView’s commitment to striving to make a positive impact on society and the environment. We are proud to join a global movement of businesses striving to use their influence and resources for the greater good, fostering a more sustainable and equitable future for all. The hard work doesn’t end here; it's a journey of continuous improvement where we will look for more ways to improve the well-being of our employees, our community, and the planet.

- Liz Green, Software Release Manager at YouView

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The news comes as the ongoing climate crisis and widening social inequality continue to pose urgent challenges to our economy. B Corp Certification assesses the entirety of a business’ operations and currently covers five main impact areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with companies required to reach a score of 80 points in the B Impact Assessment while providing evidence of responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency. A business must also legally embed their commitment to purpose as well as profit in their company articles.

YouView is now part of a growing community of over 8,000 businesses globally that have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world, with over 1,700 companies spanning a range of different industries and sizes. Names include The Guardian, Innocent Drinks, Patagonia, Tony’s Chocolonely, The Big Issue, Finisterre, Elemis, and Sipsmith Gin.

Chris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK, says:

Welcoming YouView to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Its commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and will help spread the notion that success in business is as much about people and planet as it is profit.

To find out more about B Corp or how you can get involved visit their website.