Climate-conscious digital product studio, Hiyield, has announced its certification as a B Corporation, joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.
Hiyield 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.
Recent attention on the technology industry makes Hiyield’s B Corp certification a notable step and signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector. Chris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hiyield 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.”
Hiyield founder and CTO, Matt Ville, added: “Our B Corp certification marks a key milestone in our journey to positively impact our team, community, and the planet.
“It aligns with our core values and the high standards we set for ourselves. As the tech world expands, it’s imperative to be more mindful of its impact on our planet. The digital sphere, often unseen, has a tangible environmental footprint. Joining the B Corp community is more than an operational shift; it’s a declaration of the future we are committed to building – a future where digital innovation aligns with net-zero carbon goals.”
Currently, there are over 1,500 B Corps in the UK and 7,000 globally. Hiyield is now part of a cluster of B Corps from Cornwall, including Finisterre, Origin Coffee, Roddas, and xigxag to name but a few.