Skinflint Ltd

Certified B Corporation

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Certified Since

December 2021


Electrical equipment



Operates In

United Kingdom

skinflint don’t make lights, they find them. As Europe’s leading vintage lighting retailer, the team have been giving new lives to old lights for over a decade. skinflint was founded on a commitment to sourcing, salvaging and restoring originals from the 1920s - 1970s. So far they’ve saved over 50,000 lights from landfill, rescuing lighting from abandoned glassworks in Budapest and shipbreakers’ yards in Gujarat, to name a few. Sustainability will always be at the core of the company mission, proven by a declaration of a Climate Emergency and a pledge to become Carbon Neutral by 2025. A triple bottom line approach underpins everything they do: circular economy is embedded in their ethos and product circularity is taken a step further with their Full Circle buy-back scheme, a lighting industry first. And every light is restored to the highest modern electrical standards, all without compromising character. So skinflint lights can now be spotted in homes, hotels, restaurants and shops, from Origin Coffee to Patagonia, as well as on the big screen in titles like Mission Impossible. skinflint are passionate about the role vintage lighting can play in sustainable design, ensuring their everyday use for decades to come.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Skinflint Ltd earned an overall score of 82.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.7

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 & Engagement0.4
Ethics & Transparency2.2
+ 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 22.4

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 Security6.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.0
Career Development2.6
Engagement & Satisfaction4.0

Community 13.1

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, & Inclusion2.4
Economic Impact5.4
Civic Engagement & Giving1.0
Supply Chain Management2.0

Environment 30.5

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 Management6.1
Air & Climate5.4
Land & Life10.2
+ Resource Conservation8.6

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 3.6

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 Stewardship3.6

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score82.6

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