Leap

Branding, design for print and web, illustration and exhibitions

St Austell, Cornwall

United Kingdom

www.leap.eco

About Leap. Design for Change

Leap is a Cornwall based design studio that believes in designing with purpose and creating work that matters.

They create responsible and high-impact design solutions that exceed expectations to triple bottom line standards including branding, design for print, website design and build, illustration and exhibitions. They also offer eco web hosting.

They insist on materials and systems that protect and benefit the environment, their economies and their communities.

They stand for:

  • ENVIRONMENT: from careful and responsible sourcing of all materials, to making sure their technology is the absolutely best practice.
  • PEOPLE: Leap believes in what they do – and that includes building relationships with people they believe in.
  • GOOD BUSINESS: their award-winning business model allows them to grow and expand while ensuring they create profit for the environment and communities.

Since 2004 Leap has won various environmental and creative awards. Director Matt Hocking is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Becoming a B Corp feels to us like joining a community of like-minded positive deviants doing business for good and creating positive futures while sharing how it is being done. We believe this is how all businesses should be.

The Change We Seek®

Leap has always strived to show how design can be a catalyst for environmental and social change on all levels across all sectors, local to global.

After all, 80 per cent of environmental impact is determined at the design stage.

Leap's ambition is to transform the way design is perceived and used; driving grass roots change in decision-making, community involvement, production processes and creating meaningful work.

Leap is committed to a low carbon, responsible future through creative and collective endeavour.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

33
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
103
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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