In 2022 we were over the moon to be given our B Corp certification, qualifying with a score of 97.3.
B Corp is a global certification that assesses a business based on their environmental and social performance. We began the process as we wanted to make a commitment to balancing profit with people and the planet. As a company we already had a lot of great values but gaining our B Corp certification pushed us to reach the highest standards of environmental and social impact. To find out more visit the website.
The journey to becoming a B corp was the perfect opportunity to focus the whole company on how to use business as a force for good.
As part of the B Impact Assessment we were assessed in the following areas.
Goverance - The strength of a companies overall mission, ethics and transparency
Workers - Contribution to employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction.
Community - The impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from.
Environment - The impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity.
Customers - the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security.
- Hot Clay Co-Owner Jake.
Our team have always been involved in community support. Our biggest annual event is the Great Bristol Run, a 10K challenge we use to raise money for our chosen charity.
From packing your orders to firing our kilns, all of our energy is now renewable. We are very proud to of made another big step in our journey to net zero.
Following a waste audit in 2021, we completely revised our systems and went from recycling 14% of our waste to recycling 86% of our waste. 100% of the packaging we use is recyclable and where possible our plastic containers and bags are 100% recycled.
All our products carry fully transparent health and safety information and we are committed to finding safe alternatives to products which contain carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic chemicals.