What is A B Corporation?
A B Corp is a company that operates under the highest standards of social and environmental practices for the benefit of people and the planet. A B Corp seeks to find a balance between profit and purpose, to be bound to educate and involve all its stakeholders in this commitment and to ultimately be a force for good in the world.
WHY DID WE BECOME A B CORP?
“While I’ve always been committed to running a sustainable and ethical business, going through the rigorous B Corp certification process showed me that there were still many areas where BONDI BORN could improve and that it couldn’t just be about what I wanted, everyone involved in the company including staff, suppliers and our board needed to live by B Corp standards and practices every day. It verifies that we do what we say and it has helped us become a better company.” Dale McCarthy, Founder.
HOW DID WE BECOME B CORP CERTIFIED?
Becoming a B Corp isn’t easy. BONDI BORN is one of only a handful of Australian fashion companies who are B Corp certified. We went through a rigorous independent review process over 18 months where our business operations were scrutinised including how we run our company, how we treat our staff and the workers in our supply chain, how we treat our customers, how we help and support our community and how we help the environment.
WHY ARE WE B CORP WORTHY?
A few things that have helped us gain B Corp certification include the fact we are majority female owned and operated. We only source the highest quality, sustainably produced fabrics and make every garment locally in Sydney in family-owned makers who pay their staff fair wages. Our garments are the highest possible quality that endure through the seasons. We have eliminated plastic in our packaging. We actively minimise fabric wastage by buying our fabrics to order, making in small production runs and repurposing dead stock fabrics. Our office/warehouse uses very low levels of energy and water and we recycle everything we can. We donate to numerous nonprofits to help people’s lives and the environment. There is more we can do, but it’s a start.