Harrogate Spring Water

Certified B Corporation

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Certified Since

February 2020





Operates In

United Kingdom

Harrogate Water is super proud to carry the baton for today’s generation and future generations, in providing natural source water for all to enjoy from the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. The business is at the heart of the community; a centre of manufacturing excellence, quality employment and training, balancing performance with environmental sustainability and social engagement. The story begins in 1571 when the town’s unique waters were discovered by the physician to Queen Elizabeth; the town later became the first British spa and Harrogate water was bottled in 1740, becoming the original British bottled water. Today, Harrogate Spring is celebrated for its history and heritage, provenance and taste, the official water of Royal Ascot and the Royal Albert Hall and the water of choice for British Airways and Hilton Hotels. It’s the No1 British premium bottled water and ‘out of home’ water brand. With each step to improve performance and environmental efficiency, Harrogate Water seeks to give something back. This ethos was behind the launch of Thirsty Planet water. To date, more than £2.3 million has been raised for charity partner Pump Aid, providing clean water, improved sanitation and sustainable job creation for communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Harrogate Spring Water earned an overall score of 80.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.9

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 & Engagement1.9
Corporate Accountability0.8
+ Mission Locked7.5

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 19.9

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.

Compensation & Wages1.7
Training & Education1.3
Worker Ownership0.8
Management & Worker Communication2.3
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.7
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 20.8

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.

Job Creation2.1
Diversity & Inclusion2.8
Civic Engagement & Giving6.6
Local Involvement3.3
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.3

Environment 24.3

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.

Land, Office, Plant5.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers3.3
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process0

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.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score80

Additional Documentation

Transparent Disclosure Report – 2020

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