The first 82 B Corps™ were certified in 2007 and there are now 500 B Corp™ certified companies in the UK. B Corporations® are businesses that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, a collective of leaders driving positive change, and we are so proud to be a part of that community. At Tiger Global we operate by five key values, which also make up the fundamentals of B Corp™.
We actually care
We aim to deliver meaningful value to clients who share our vision. Our workforce is like a family, as are those in the B Corp™ community. We make sure the factories we are working with are treating their employees well, working with third party testing bodies to do workplace assessments. This aligns with the B Corp™ key value that all business ought to be conducted as if people and places matter, because they do.
We are all in. All the time
We go the extra mile to source the best products, at the best price, which are best for the environment and that won’t cost the earth. It is exciting to be part of a community that share those values and who are striving for the same goal in what they do.
We know our stuff
We are experts in sustainable and ethical manufacturing, but we want to share this knowledge and raise the standards of our whole industry. The B Corp™ community is such an important and valuable resource for knowledge sharing and learning from each other’s best practice. Have a read of our interviews with some of the Tiger Global Family for a greater insight into how we do it.
We do the right thing (even if it’s harder)
We are committed to understanding a client’s brand so we can find the right sustainable products that fit. When working with new factories we make sure they have the right audits, whether that be BSCI or SMETA, we ensure that our supply chain is ethical. This is not always the easiest way to do business, but we believe it is the better way. That directly corelates to the B Corp™ ethos that we must be the change we seek in the world.
We’re honest & transparent
We tell it straight. We don't do false promises and we tell it like it is. We don't hide the truth to make a sale. You want certainty and only through being transparent can we deliver that. We don’t claim to be perfect and if something goes wrong, we own it and fix it. That level of transparency is what B Corp™ look for when certifying and looking to constantly do better is at the heart of the community.
These key values that we operate by are exactly why we’re proud to be B Corp™ and proud to be aligned with many other incredible businesses who share our ethos. The B Corp™ Declaration states that in order to lead positive change we must act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations. Therefore, being a B Corporation® isn’t just about being ethically responsible and enterprising, but also about being a part of this incredible network of corporations. If you missed it have a read of our post on five amazing B Corporations® who inspire us, and who may inspire you too.