Substance Group Ltd (trading as SBTRCT Skincare)

Certified B Corporation

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Certified Since

April 2023


Personal care products



Operates In

United Kingdom

SBTRCT’s mission is to create the highest performing skincare with the lowest environmental impact. We have one guiding principle; less is more. By stripping out all the things we don’t need in life, we are more able to love the things we have made a conscious choice to keep. We believe this to be the future of our society. We apply this ethos to the creation of our skincare - through our formulations, our aesthetic and our manufacturing processes. Zero waste & planet first with luxury skincare benefits you can see and feel, SBTRCT is where expert skincare meets sustainability. Innovative and expertly formulated, we use the very best proven ingredients such as Squalane, Glycerin, Vitamin C and Retinoids, to deliver the very best skincare results in a concentrated solid state, negating the need for water-based formulations, palm oil and plastic packaging. The SBTRCT range is certified cruelty-free and suitable for vegans, with domestically compostable packaging. Our solid bars of cleansers, balms and serums have been created for people who want to make a difference, without compromising on great skin or beautiful design.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Substance Group Ltd (trading as SBTRCT Skincare) earned an overall score of 90.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
90.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 20.8

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 & Engagement4.1
Ethics & Transparency6.7
+ 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.

Community 35.2

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, & Inclusion4.8
Economic Impact12.0
Civic Engagement & Giving5.4
Supply Chain Management7.6

Environment 30.7

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 Management2.5
Air & Climate3.0
Land & Life2.0
+ Resource Conservation20

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 3.8

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 Stewardship3.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score90.7

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