Articulate made a formal commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and making a more positive impact on society at the beginning of 2017. We want Articulate to be force for good and positive change in the world.
Since then we have been working towards certification as a B Corporation. It has helped us plan our route and measure our progress. We became a Certified B Corporation on 17 October 2018.
As we pass this amazing milestone, it is time to take stock of what we have already achieved and how will continue to make progress.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
For us this translates into three broad commitments:
For employees, we want to build a high-performance, happy'atelier' where people can come together to do amazing work.
For society, while we do what we do for profit, we want to share what we learn for free and for the benefit of everyone.
For the environment, we aim to become carbon neutral, paper free and remain asset-lite in order to build a sustainable business.
We completed the B Corp certification process
Appointed a Chief Happiness Officer
Became a certified Real Living Wage employer
Launched a wellbeing programme, including paid subscriptions for Headspace and a Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
Introduced private healthcare for all UK employees
Expanded our'Happiness account' scheme to give staff access to a personal budget for training etc.
Formalised and published pay scales and criteria for promotion