ABOUT OUR JOURNEY
Blowing our own trumpet. And ever so…
Our B Corp mission began in early 2020, but our plans, along with the world, came to a stop. But the seed was planted and once normality resumed, so did our plans for making ourselves a fairer, greener and better business. Because we are pragmatists, we knew that this would be more of a marathon than a sprint. That’s why when we were first exposed to the assessment questions, which can seem daunting to a small business like ours, we knew that with the right amount of time and determination, we could prove our credibility.
In May 2022, we began engaging with a local B Corp consultant to help drive our mission and our attention to B Corp accredited. By June we had joined the Better Business Act, further strengthening our commitment. We then spent the next seven months on our submission, this meant employing an EMS consultant to help with the technical side of carbon reduction, at the same time as giving each of the team their own areas of expertise to work through.
And on Friday 02 June we gained B Corp Status.
WHY WE JOINED
Why, was never a question.
In 2017, Rumpus was forever changed when we were directly affected by the Manchester Arena tragedy. In the years that followed, struggling with the impact of losing a close team member, we needed a new purpose to reflect how we were feeling as a business.
We started reading about the B Corp movement, specifically about the notion of business as a force for good. This was and always will be our ‘why’.
Once we knew the philosophy was right for us, it took just seven months to be B Corp ready. And we haven’t looked back since.
WHAT WE DID
MAKING AN IMPACT IS MAKING A NOISE
Making an impact is making a noise
B Corp is not just a tick box exercise, or a certification to flaunt, it is a legitimate commitment. Our team is committed to implementing the B Corp principles in all aspects of our business, from our office practices, stakeholders we work with, our community work and how we treat each other. Simply delivering the required amount of social value as an agency, for our employees, community and environment doesn’t cut it. We are aggressively reshaping every part of our business, to enable us to make a real impact.
B Stories episode 4: MPM Products
Episode 4 of B Stories – our B Corp podcast getting the stories behind the B Corp Certification journey.
This episode welcomes James Bracewell, COO at MPM Products, a pet food manufacturer striving to have a ‘pawsitive impact’ not just for our pets, but for their people and the planet.
OUR IMPACT CREDENTIALS
TARGET IS A 10% REDUCTION TO
THINGS WE’VE DONE
We launched B Stories – the UK’s B Corp podcast which speaks to businesses about their B Corp Journey.
Three of the team ran the Manchester 10k for the Manchester Children’s hospital.
Rebecca volunteered for Pride in Leadership to support with social media.
Imogen volunteered for String and Hearts which uses music to combat loneliness.
Imogen volunteered at local charity, Mustrd Tree, in its English conversation class.
We launched YAP – a network for ambitious, like-minded young professionals.
As part of our B Corp commitment, we are passionate about helping any business looking to start their own journey to becoming a better business.
If you have read about B Corp and want to understand what it means and how it can help your business, or if you have just started your assessment and want to know how to tackle some of the more challenging parts, then get in touch. We would be happy to spend an some time with you, either through a video call or face to face. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and meet our own impactivists to see how B Corp impacts their work life.
We have a mission to help 100 individuals by 2026.
We have an objective to help make as much noise for B Corp as we can. We are believers and impactavists in all that we do, underpinned by the B Corp framework.
Rumpus offers a three-month launch package for any new B Corps. This includes:
• A launch release to your business
• A rich campaign built for social media, including LinkedIn
• Targeted video content
This package is designed to give you a kick start of awareness. If you are on track to your assessment and feel you are close to evaluation, get in touch. We offer a beneficial rate suited to the size of your organisation.