i2C commits to future sustainability as a B Corp Certified company. We are proud to be part of a community of inspirational companies that are working to make positive and lasting changes on the planet.
i2C is excited to be joining a remarkable community of over 6300 Certified B Corporations around the world, spanning more than 150 industries. More than 500 of these B Corps are based in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Some well-known companies include Keep Cup, Who Gives A Crap, Kathmandu, and The Body Shop.
Why B Corp?
Transforming the global economy to benefit all people and communities, Scott Palmer, Partner, and General Manager at i2C said “the successful measurement of our impact through B Corp ensures a framework that enables us to work towards acting as a force for good.
The process provides us with an improvement framework, which guides the businesses to continually improve, which in turn benefits our teams, communities, and ultimately the future for our younger generations.
i2C has been on the journey of sustainability for some time now, but becoming B Corp certified marks the evolution of i2C as a business that firmly places purposeful architecture at the heart of what we do,” said Scott.
Claire Bowles, i2C Regenerative Development Lead said “design shapes the way we come together, gather, and interact; and that buildings can be catalysts for a better future.
With build to rent developments, as well as retail and social and affordable housing, we believe we have a shared responsibility to lift the aspirations of our clients, drive positive outcomes for all, shaping the way people live, work, and play within communities,” said Claire.
How do you become a B Corp?
B Corp certification is designed to bring transparency to the way a business works. It offers an improvement framework to enable businesses to work towards acting as a force for good, benefiting their teams, communities, and the planet.
The assessment process is a rigorous process of verification. Businesses need to achieve a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of their social and environmentally responsible practices relating to their direct business operations, products and services, and supply chains. Despite being a huge undertaking that can take 12-18 months to go through the process, i2C was able to achieve a benchmark score of 82 for certification. Nonetheless, i2C acknowledges that this is just the beginning of our journey.
What does this mean for your project?
Joining the B Corp community marks a commitment from i2C to work with our clients, consultants, and suppliers to lift their ESG goals. i2C is happy to discuss any ideas and thoughts with your team.
In addition, the B Corp movement is gaining traction across multiple sectors and will drive improvements across businesses globally. Therefore, it is our responsibility now to advocate for social and environmental improvements in how businesses operate within the industry.
Are you interested in becoming a B Corp?
If you’d like to know more about the process of becoming a B Corp, let’s chat!