Artington Group certifies as a B Corp

04 March 2024: Artington Group has announced its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.  Artington Group, which comprises the commercial law firm Artington Legal and legal services provider Clearly Business Law, has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, the company will legally embed its commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.
Artington Group’s businesses, Artington Legal and Clearly Business Law are now part of a community of 7,000 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,500 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Recent attention on the legal industry makes Artington Group’s B Corp certification a notable step and signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector.
“B Corp certification marks a significant achievement for us at Artington Legal and Clearly Business Law.  I am absolutely thrilled” says Tad Ostrowski, Founder and Managing Director of Artington Group.  “We have always believed in driving positive social and environmental change in the legal industry, and achieving this certification validates our ongoing efforts in this regard.  It reflects our core values and is testament to the attitude, dedication and hard work of our team.”

Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “We are delighted to welcome Artington Group to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies which are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that Artington Group is going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”.
“We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. Welcoming Artington Group is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the legal industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support Artington Group in paving the way for a new way of doing things”.
“Being able to welcome Artington Group to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Their commitment to doing law differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit”.
There are currently over 1,500 B Corps in the UK and 7,000 worldwide. Other legal industry B Corps include Anthony Collins Solicitors, Bates Wells, Brabners, Cripps, KaurMaxwell, EMW Law, Hartley Law, Joelson, Muckle and Stephens Scown.


About B Lab UK:
B Lab UK is transforming the economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. To date, our global community includes over 7,000 B Corps in 90 countries and 161 industries, and over 150,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.
Artington Group certifies as a B Corp

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