The Sourcing Team Ltd

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Greater London, United Kingdom

Certified Since

June 2020

Industry

Other/general wholesale trade

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United Kingdom

The Sourcing Team is an ethical sourcing company, designing and creating branded marketing materials that bring brands to life – all ethically sourced, fantastically creative and driving the message for sustainability up and down the supply chain. Proud to have worked with some of the world leaders in sustainability including retail, financial sector and NGOs. Our accreditations and commitments include Sedex, WEConnect International, Living Wage, UN Global Compact, EcoVadis, ISO14001, ISO9001, Carton Neutral, WorkforGood and of course, B Corp Certified. Member of key industry bodies Europe and the US. Our CEO has 30 years as a qualified buyer - The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, founder of The Sourcing Team 1996. Passion for ethical sourcing – with key focus on human rights and supply chain engagement through their progress beyond-audit since 2016. Gill has been focused on supporting gender diversity, driving change for more sustainable procurement practices and collaboration to protect both people and planet. Demonstrated by her commitment to voluntary work and giving back since inception of the business in 1996.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, The Sourcing Team Ltd earned an overall score of 83.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83
83 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 8.6

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 & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency3.0
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 25.2

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 Security3.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.3
Career Development5.0
Engagement & Satisfaction6.3

Community 19.8

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, & Inclusion4.8
Economic Impact2.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.7
Supply Chain Management4.4

Environment 25.3

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 Management3.3
Air & Climate10.5
Water0.0
Land & Life4.7
+ Resource Conservation0.5
+ Land/wildlife Conservation1.3
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation4.9

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 3.9

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 Stewardship3.9


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score83

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