Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Scotland, United Kingdom

Certified Since

April 2017

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United Kingdom

Beauty Kitchen, a "Best for the World" B Corp, are on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world with B Corp and Cradle to Cradle principles in mind. In the UK over 95% of beauty packaging is thrown away after just one use, and Beauty Kitchen are setting out to change this with their ground-breaking reusable packaging programme Re. Beauty Kitchen's initiatives include: - No synthetic ingredients - No microplastics (as certified by Plastic Soup Foundation) - No animal testing (Leaping Bunny approved) - Only using sustainably-sourced ingredients - ‘Beauty that Gives Back’ – for every sale, Beauty Kitchen donates 2% of sales revenue (not profit) to sustainable charity partners (e.g. Plastic Soup Foundation, The Seahorse Trust, In Kind Direct) - Home-grown focus: products are made in the UK, travel less and have a reduced carbon footprint, and help build a sustainable ecosystem by creating jobs in local communities - A pioneering reusable packaging programme, Re, that enables customers to return any packaging - All product packaging is 100% reusable (part of the circular economy)

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd earned an overall score of 139.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
139.8
139.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.9

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.6
Ethics & Transparency3.2
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 28.9

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security9.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.3
Career Development3.7
Engagement & Satisfaction6.2

Community 51.8

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.4
Economic Impact8.0
Civic Engagement & Giving6.4
Supply Chain Management3.3
+ Designed to Give24.3

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 39.4

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management7.9
Air & Climate7.3
Water3.2
Land & Life8.9
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation11.9

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 3.7

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score139.8
2017 Overall B Impact Score89.3

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.


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