MOMO Kombucha, which brews kombucha in the railway arches, has announced it is now a Certified B Corporation.
Becoming a B Corps certification is a way of measuring a company’s entire social and environmental impact, as well as looking at its standards of transparency and accountability.
As part of the process, MOMO has signed a legally binding agreement confirming that its decisions will consider people and the planet, as well as profit.
The process to become a B Corps is notoriously rigorous. The average score of a company taking the assessment is around 51 points (you need 80 points to be successful) and only 3.5% of applications result in immediate success. With this in mind, MOMO was particularly pleased to get certified at its first attempt and to reach a score of 94 points.
MOMO Kombucha founder Josh Puddle said: “Our company ethos aligns with what B Corps stands for and we’re incredibly proud to join this community. Before we even heard of B Corps we were doing many of the things they encourage: we’ve always been a London Living Wage Employer, we’ve given over 1% of our revenues to charity since launch and we’re certified organic (meaning our kombucha is not just better for you but better for the environment too).
“Whilst we are delighted with our score we recognise that there is still a lot we can do.
One of our core values is to be an environmentally, socially and ethically responsible business. Everyone in our organisation is expected to contribute and to help us make continuous improvements in these areas. Our aim is to exceed 100 points at our next assessment and we intend by then to be a carbon neutral business.”
MOMO is in good company, following in the footsteps of some of the country’s favourite brands including Innocent, Patagonia, Origin Coffee, Camden Town Brewery, Finisterre, Dash Water, Scrumbles and Riverford.
Josh will happily talk to anyone in the Market who wants to join the exclusive club. “If you’re a business looking to make positive change, feel free to get in touch and we’d be delighted to provide guidance on how to start your journey to B Corps,” he said.