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Two years as a Certified B Corp: Read our Impact Report

Two years on from becoming a Certified B Corp, we're proud to share our second annual B Corp Impact Report.

The report covers the journey we've been on as an agency over the past 12 months and sets out our commitments and goals for the year ahead. 

B Corp Impact Report 2024
by Graphite Digital
03 July 24
  • Certified B Corp
  • Business For Good

In June 2022, Graphite became a fully certified B Corporation, joining a global community of organisations that value purpose as much as profit. Two years on, we're delighted to share our second annual B Corp Impact Report. 

The report focuses on our progress across the five Impact Areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers during this period. It also sets out our future plans and commitments across these areas.

You can download the report here.

Our achievements in 2023 and 2024

Here are some of the things we're proud to have achieved in the last 12 months: 

  • In July 2023, we ran a work experience programme for young people in the local area with an interest in digital design careers. We are looking forward to welcoming a new group of students to our 2024 programme later this month. 
  • We're partnered with Resurgo SPEAR, a local organisation that supports disadvantaged young people into employment or further education. We support them with regular volunteering and donations.
  • Our May 2024 gender pay gap analysis showed a marginal difference, with Graphite's female team members being paid 2% higher on average — compared to men being paid 7.7% higher across the UK as a whole (Statista, 2023).
  • We continued our partnership with Ecologi, which involves carbon offsetting the impact of our employees and business activities, and supporting climate-friendly projects around the world.

What is the purpose of a B Corp Impact Report?

Being a B Corp is about more than just obtaining another logo to put on your accreditation page.

To maintain certification, B Corps have to recertify every three years to demonstrate that they continue to meet the rigorous standards set by B Lab. 

In the intervening years, every B Corp is required to write an impact report, to update on their progress and to continue to be accountable and transparent about their impact.

These reports help B Corps articulate their journey of positive impact authentically — and with evidence and examples — whilst also creating a record of action and progress that can be celebrated when recertifying in the future. 

“We know that business is about far more than just money. Graphite has always been about people. Our team, our clients and their customers too — whether clinical staff or patients. We are focused on making a positive, measurable impact on people's health and wellbeing; improving lives every day through digital innovation and design. In the face of economic adversity, we have made good progress in the year since our certification. We're pleased to report that progress here, and give a glimpse of what's to come.”
Rob Verheul
CEO, Graphite Digital

Download our Impact Report

To read more about what we've achieved in our first 12 months as a certified B Corp, and learn about our goals and commitments for the year ahead, download our latest impact report here

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