Learning Pool becomes Certified B Corporation® Joining a Global Movement of Businesses Committed to Making a Positive Impact on the World
Award-winning learning technologies company, Learning Pool, has announced it has achieved certification as a B Corporation™ (B Corp™), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.
Learning Pool has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards representing its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit. The certification process addresses the entirety of a business’s operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers.
“We are so incredibly proud to share this achievement," said Harper Wells, Learning Pool’s Chief Compliance Officer. “Becoming a B Corp means we’ve met the high standards of performance, accountability, and transparency on social and environmental factors, and is confirmation of what we’ve been working hard to achieve – using our business as a force for good while helping our customers achieve extraordinary outcomes”.
The rigorous certification process involved reaching a benchmark score with evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to worker conditions and rights, diversity and inclusion, corporate governance, energy, water use, commitment to prioritizing the needs and satisfaction of their customers, diversity and inclusion, and corporate transparency. To complete the process, Learning Pool legally embedded its commitment to a purpose beyond profit in its company articles and in its daily working practices.
Recent shifts towards greater accountability and transparency in the technology industry make this certification a notable step and makes Learning Pool a leader among global enterprise learning technology companies. Learning Pool is now part of a community of 6,279 businesses globally that have been certified as B Corps including brands such as Etsy, Ben & Jerry's, The Guardian, innocent and Patagonia.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “We are delighted to welcome Learning Pool to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. This is an exciting moment because Learning Pool has an opportunity to lead the way within the tech industry. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit”.
"We've always tried to do things differently and make a real impact on the communities in which we work," said Ben Betts, Learning Pool’s CEO. “Having B Corp recognise our efforts here is a real testament to the people who work at Learning Pool and how they care passionately about making a real and lasting difference."