Green&Blue Nature Ltd

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Certified Since

November 2018

Industry

Other manufacturing

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United Kingdom

"Ultimately we just want to make a difference, make a positive impact for our wildlife." Green&Blue was founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Gavin and Kate Christman, who met whilst working at Dyson. Relocating to Cornwall, the couple launched with the Birdball birdhouse, a spherical, ceramic birdhouse inspired by the true form of nature. The Birdball birdhouse went on to win design awards from Wayne Hemingway and to be stocked by prestigious names like the Conran shop. In 2014, after several years of prototyping and testing, Green&Blue launched the Bee Brick, a concrete nesting site for solitary bees, designed to be used in place of a standard brick or block in construction, as well as freestanding in the garden. Again, Bee Brick was inspired by the way in which historically solitary bees nest in old crumbling walls, which are fast disappearing as we build ever more 'perfect' properties. Bee Brick won the Soil Association Innovation award that same year. Green&Blue are on a mission to make homes havens for wildlife and have a vision of reconnecting people with nature, supported by the products they manufacture and the awareness they spread of our wildlife and the natural world.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Green&Blue Nature Ltd earned an overall score of 84.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84.8
84.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.7

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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 & Engagement2.2
Ethics & Transparency2.4
+ 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 16.5

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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 Security6.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.3
Career Development2.4
Engagement & Satisfaction2.6

Community 17.8

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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, & Inclusion2.0
Economic Impact6.0
Civic Engagement & Giving5.1
Supply Chain Management1.3

Environment 33.0

Environment 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 Management2.6
Air & Climate7.1
Water2.6
Land & Life6.5
+ Land/wildlife Conservation13.1

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 2.5

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.5


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score84.8
2018 Overall B Impact Score83.3

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