Press Release | Honest Mobile Certifies as a B Corporation
21 October 2020: Award winning challenger mobile network, Honest Mobile, has announced today its certification as a B Corporation (B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Honest Mobile 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 has legally embedded their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.
Honest Mobile is the first certified Mobile Network in the UK and the third the world. They join a community of over 3,500 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, comprises over 360 companies and includes well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop, and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Increasing awareness of the impact of technology on climate change makes Honest Mobile’s B Corp certification a notable step and, alongside being the UK’s first carbon neutral mobile network, signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “We are delighted to welcome Honest Mobile to the B Corp community and having the UK’s first Mobile Network on board is hugely exciting!
This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates, who believe business really can be a force for good.
We know their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and help them disrupt the mobile industry and redefine success being as much about people and planet as it is about profit”.
“We set our sights on becoming a B-Corp from the day we set up Honest Mobile and we’re incredibly proud to have certified as the UK’s first B Corp Mobile Network. We’ve put purpose at the heart of Honest Mobile and we’re on a mission to change mobile for good,” said Andy Aitken, Co-Founder and CEO of Honest Mobile. “The assessment process has been rigorous and the standards held by the B Corp team and other B Corp businesses has blown us away. We’re over the moon to be joining other purpose led businesses showing the wider economy that business can be a force for good.”
About Honest Mobile:
Honest Mobile is the UK’s first Carbon Neutral Mobile Network. It is the best rated pay monthly network on TrustPilot with an industry leading Net Promoter Score. They offer access to 3x more masts than other UK networks with their innovative Smart Signal bolt on which enables National Roaming and allows users to access Three, EE and O2’s network from a single SIM.
Honest Mobile was founded in 2019 to turn the mobile industry on its head and change mobile for good. With Honest Mobile your bill gets cheaper every month, your phone is carbon neutral and customer support is a joy. As a B Corp, Honest Mobile is legally committed to considering people (both customers and employees) and the planet alongside profit in their decision making.
Anyone can join Honest Mobile today by downloading the Honest Mobile app and signing up in under a minute. Your SIM will arrive the next day and you can normally transfer your number to Honest Mobile in under 24 hours.
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 3,500 B Corps in 70 countries and 150 industries, and over 100,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.
For more information contact: Andy Aitken – Co-Founder Honest Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org (07915026726)