UKFT Member TBCo Becomes a B Certified Corporation
UKFT Member TBCo, otherwise known as The Tartan Blanket Co., is a brand of sustainable wool blankets, scarves and accessories designed in Scotland and woven by mills across the world. Since its very beginnings in 2014, the brand has focused on having a positive impact on the planet. To reaffirm its commitment, TBCo took a Positive Impact Pledge in 2019, which includes donating 2% of its revenue to charity each month (1% for the people and 1% for the planet).
TBCo reached an important milestone this year, as it is now a certified B Corporation. This certification is awarded to businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. There are currently 1,200 B Corps in the UK and 6,500 B Corps around the world.
B Corps have to go through a rigorous process to become certified by B-lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement. Applicants are required to reach a score of over 80. TBCo submitted its application in the Summer of 2022 and was judged on five key topics: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The brand finally achieved the B Corp certification this year with a score of 88.6.
Emma Macdonald, CEO and Co-founder of TBCo, said:
“Being B-Corp certified means that we are a part of the movement to make businesses a force for good in the world and transform the economic system into a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative global economy.
Our score reflects our dedication to being an ethical business that offers full transparency through every aspect of our company, from our supply chain to delivering moments of warmth to our customers’ homes.”
TBCo is a UKFT Member. Click on the link below to learn more about the UKFT membership: