Matrix APA (UK) Ltd

Certified B Corporation

London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom

Certified Since

June 2020


Personal care products



Operates In


Hong Kong S.A.R.,

United Arab Emirates,

United Kingdom

Established in 1996, Matrix are brand and product creators. They are curious and obsessive about developing meaningful brands, built upon innovative formulations, visionary co-founders, and pioneering technologies, alongside which runs their ongoing commitment to sustainability. With passion plays in beauty, wellness, and travel, their brands include ARKIVE Headcare, Cultured, and Soho Skin. They have global operational capabilities and a presence in London, Hong Kong, China, and Dubai. They are proud to be recognised as one of the UK's Top 100 Best Companies to work for, and previously awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. They partner with other great like-minded organisations, such as The Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and Ethical Trade Initiative, and are also proud founding 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 94.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
94.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 19.1

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 & Engagement3.7
Ethics & Transparency5.4
+ 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 32.1

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 Security9.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.0
Career Development3.8
Engagement & Satisfaction6.7

Community 21.6

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, & Inclusion3.3
Economic Impact3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.5
Supply Chain Management8.2

Environment 17.8

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 Management4.2
Air & Climate7.2
Land & Life5.4

Customers 3.7

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 Stewardship3.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score94.7
2020 Overall B Impact Score84

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Transparent Disclosure 2023

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