The Jamie Oliver Group reached a significant milestone in July 2020: achieving certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp).
To become a B Corp, the business was assessed and audited against rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The Jamie Oliver Group has always held social impact at its heart – from campaigning for a better food system, advocating high food and animal welfare standards, to creating a happy, healthy and inclusive workplace.
The certification is recognition of the high standards the group upholds, plus it gives us the ideal framework to pursue our campaign goal of halving childhood obesity by 2030.
We are proud to have joined a growing group of companies around the world that use business as a force for good. Together, we can speed up progress towards reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, improving our environment, strengthening communities, and creating more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. We see great potential in working with the wider B Corp community to learn and share best practice, as we look for new solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.
"I have always believed that businesses can and must be a key driver for positive change, and our communities, audiences and customers rightfully expect us to lead by example. I am therefore incredibly proud that the Jamie Oliver Group became B Corp certified in July this year. Being a member of the global B Corp community, and working with businesses who share our passions and goals, will help us amplify our focus on social purpose even further."