Certified B Corporation

London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom

Certified Since

April 2024


Architecture design & planning


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United Kingdom

Established in 2016 by one founding director, we are now a growing, ambitious, multi-national team of nine. Our big ideas have led to winning projects, from a £5,000 pop-up exhibition to a £20m new build, mixed-use scheme. We have a focus on low energy, sustainable development and we call this approach ‘RE:LOW’. Our projects are underpinned by this philosophy and our core focus is to re-purpose, re-cycle and re-store aiming to deliver low-tech, low-impact and low-maintenance buildings. We apply this to all of our projects, helping to minimise their impact on the planet. We are trusted by business owners and entrepreneurs to deliver their vision by understanding their business and bringing unexpected, original solutions to the table. We work with our clients from the very start of their business journey. We listen, understand their vision, refine, test through research, and then bring their projects to life. We assemble the right team of experts, led by a dedicated project lead, working collaboratively to build trust and achieve our common goal. We are architects who get operational businesses. We deliver both quality design and project efficiencies whilst never compromising the end result. We are based in a ground floor unit on Rivington Street, Shoreditch, East London.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, studioshaw earned an overall score of 100.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
100.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.7

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 & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency2.7
+ 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 30.9

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 Security7.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.4
Career Development6.7
Engagement & Satisfaction5.7

Community 28.3

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, & Inclusion10.1
Economic Impact10.3
Civic Engagement & Giving2.7
Supply Chain Management1.0

Environment 23.3

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 Management2.1
Air & Climate1.3
Land & Life2.5
+ Training & Collaboration4.4
+ Community6
+ Certification0
+ Materials & Codes6.9

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

2024 Overall B Impact Score100.9

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