Candle manufacturer, St Eval, has become the latest Cornish company to become a certified B Corporation.
St Eval has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit organisation behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards representing its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
St Eval is now part of a community of 5,100 businesses around the world that have certified as B Corps, including such brands as innocent, Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s, while in Cornwall the cohort includes the likes of Origin, Finisterre and Ward Williams Associates.
St Eval MD, Harry Young-Jamieson, said becoming a B Corp company was “one of the highlights” of his career.
“B Corp certification is a huge achievement for us,” he said. “It represents the innovative spirit of our company and the many people, past and present, who have driven it forward while remaining true to their values and those of St Eval.
“The road to certification was challenging; it required us to look at ourselves with a renewed sense of purpose and rigour. I am immensely proud to work for a B Corp company alongside people who continue to innovate and challenge the status quo.”