As B Corp month begins, we reflect on the agency’s certification journey so far

As B Corp month begins, we reflect on the agency’s certification journey so far

By David Price, Managing Director

We’ve always strived to foster a great working environment at The Grove, one where our staff actually care about the company, the work they produce and the clients whose businesses we help to grow and flourish.

We believe culture and values are a big part of this and being environmentally responsible, inclusive, diverse and transparent are integral to who we are, not throwaway phrases or buzzwords shoehorned in to fit the latest trend.

Of course, we are only as good as the actions we take.

As a business we’ve adapted our systems and ways of working, and made our progressive recruitment policy and a commitment to staff learning and experiences central to our operational approach.

We now have a more diverse and inclusive workforce producing fantastic work for our clients. We moved to hybrid working before COVID hit and cut our carbon emissions from unnecessary travel and improved productivity.

The company is now employee owned through an Employee Ownership Trust, a vehicle which allows everyone to have their say on the decisions that make a real difference in the running of their company. We also have an operating Board which includes the agency’s first senior women executives. Yes, not one but two !

Which is why, 6 months ago, we embarked on the certification process for B Corporation. We started it, not only to gain recognition for our achievements, but because  we all felt it was the right thing to do for the business, our clients and partners, the industry, and the future of the planet.

So, after a lot of  time and energy, we are thrilled to share the news that The Grove Media is now a Certified B Corporation.

We are proud to use business as a force for good and to be part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.

We’re among businesses that are leading a movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.

Gaining B Corp Certification isn’t an award, it’s the beginning of a journey towards continuous improvement and collective action. We’ve only just started and will keep standards high and improving our score.

We couldn’t have achieved the Certification without the help and dedication of our internal B Corp team who drove the project and brought it over the line, plus the support and backing of all our staff.

If you’d like to find out more about B Corporation and its importance in ensuring businesses meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, please visit

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