Planit-IE becomes a Certified B Corporation

We are proud to announce that Planit-IE is officially part of the B Corp UK community!

After transforming spaces into places for people for over two decades, we’re excited to announce that we have become a Certified B Corporation, making a formal commitment to creating a more inclusive and sustainable economy through our work.

We’re joining a global network of over 3,000 companies across 150 industries and sharing one unifying goal: using business as a force for good. The only one of its kind, the B Corp Certification is administered and verified by the non-profit B Lab. Accreditation is awarded to organisations that meet the rigorous assessment which focuses on a company’s impact on its workers, customers, community, and the environment. It’s been a long and complex process – sparked by a number of converging discussions between the founders and the wider Planit-IE family, focused by a visit to the Do Lectures in 2019 – and whilst we are thrilled to have come this far, we are only at the start of the journey.

Our application process, which has been overseen by key team members Marigold Melton and Naomi Burl along with our founding Directors, has taken a year and during this time it’s fair to say the world has changed. The inequalities which continue to exist amongst communities have become ever more apparent and new ways of working are needed more than ever. The B Corp Certification is our public promise, to staff, stakeholders, and clients, that we believe in making a positive difference to the world around us, and we’re committed to doing so through each and every one of our projects. This includes, but isn’t limited to; our environmental impact through material choices; the promotion of walking and cycling as preferred transport methods; and, engaging the public with the design process from the very beginning.

With this news also comes the exciting development of a space in Manchester City Centre for Planit-IE and fellow B Corps to collaborate, discuss, and share their passion and vision for a better future. For more information and details on upcoming events, visit www.oldbanknoma.com.

This B Corp Certification reflects the hard work of our teams across the UK and our overarching commitment to delivering design and quality that makes a positive difference for the common good. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Planit-IE for coming on this journey with us and being a part of this next step in our collective journey.