Matrix APA (UK) Ltd.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

London Borough of Lambeth, United Kingdom

Certified Since

June 2020

Industry

Personal care products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

China,

Hong Kong S.A.R.,

United Arab Emirates,

United Kingdom

Established in 1996, Matrix are agile creators and innovators, delivering brands and products that have real purpose, primarily for beauty and lifestyle. They have global operational capabilities and presence in London, Hong Kong, China and Dubai. They create, source and deliver award-winning products for leading brands, retailers and airlines around the world, in categories such as fragrance, skincare, colour cosmetics, tanning, haircare, bath and body, wellbeing, gifting, accessories and lifestyle. Their services include: trends and insights, brand strategy, design, formulation, packaging, sourcing, manufacturing, quality control and logistics. As a collective of curious, passionate experts, they are delighted to have been named one of the UK's Top 100 Best Companies and awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. They partner with other great organisations to ensure that they are kind to the planet and to the people in their supply chain: The Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, Ethical Trade Initiative, Better Cotton Initiative and Sedex. They are also proud patrons of the British Beauty Council, who represent the voices, opinions and needs of the industry at government level.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Matrix APA (UK) Ltd. earned an overall score of 84.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84
84 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.1

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 & Engagement2.9
Ethics & Transparency5.1
+ 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 28.7

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 Security9.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.3
Career Development3.9
Engagement & Satisfaction6.3

Community 21.0

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, & Inclusion3.1
Economic Impact3.3
Civic Engagement & Giving4.5
Supply Chain Management8.2

Environment 12.5

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 Management3.5
Air & Climate2.1
Water0.4
Land & Life6.3

Customers 3.5

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 Stewardship3.5


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score84

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