Why Using A B Corp Certified Accountant Is Good For Your Business

In the bustling UK business community, it’s imperative to stand out from the crowd. Yes, of course,  your products or services are essential elements for getting you noticed – but in today’s landscape, other factors like commitment to social and environmental responsibility can also play a big part.  

This is why we are thrilled to share the exciting news that we have recently achieved B Corp™ certified status. So, what makes this announcement relevant, and why should you consider partnering with a B Corp™ Certified Accountant?


What Exactly Is

B Corp™?


Firstly, let’s unravel the mystery behind B Corp™ certification. B Corp™, short for B CorporationTM, is more than just a badge, it’s a testament to a company’s dedication to meeting high levels of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving, to supply chain practices and input materials.

Think of it as a gold standard for ethical business practices, encompassing everything from employee welfare to environmental sustainability and community engagement.


How Does A Company Achieve B Corp™ Status?


To attain B Corp™ status, companies undergo a comprehensive assessment by B Lab™ that evaluates their impact across various facets of their operations. This assessment covers five impact areas: governance, workers, community, the environment, and customers. It’s a thorough process designed to ensure that B Corp™ certified businesses are not just paying lip service to sustainability but are actively integrating it into their DNA.

The founder of BW Business Accountants and Advisers, Natalie Binstead-Wey, explains what it means to be B Corp™ certified: “As a B Corp™, we’re part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact. This is a really big achievement for us as a business and something that supports our commitment to creating an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy by using our business as a force for good.”


The Benefits Of Taking On A B Corp™ Certified Accountant


Now, you might be wondering, why does this matter for your accounting needs? The answer lies in the power of alignment. By choosing a B Corp™ certified accountant, you’re aligning your financial management with your values. Here’s how:

Shared values: Collaboration is at the heart of effective partnerships. When you work with a B Corp™ accountant, you’re joining forces with a like-minded ally who shares your commitment to creating positive change.

Expertise with purpose: Beyond accounting knowledge, a B Corp™ accountant possesses a nuanced understanding of sustainable business practices. They can offer insights and guidance tailored to help you navigate the complexities of responsible financial management. Whether it’s optimising tax strategies to supporting social initiatives, or integrating sustainability metrics into financial reporting, they bring expertise with a purpose.

Enhanced reputation: In today’s socially conscious marketplace, reputation is invaluable. By affiliating with a B Corp™ certified accountant, you’re signalling to your stakeholders that you are serious about integrity and accountability. This can strengthen trust among customers, investors, and partners, enhancing your brand’s reputation and competitive advantage.

A Brighter Future Lies Ahead: Partnering with a B Corp™ accountant is a strategic investment in the long-term success and sustainability of your business. It’s about more than just compliance; it’s about leveraging financial expertise to drive positive impact and create value for all concerned.


If you’re a Bristol-registered company, you already know that the city is known for its innovation and progressive ethos, so by choosing a B Corp™ certified accountant like BW Business Accountants and Advisers, you’re not only supporting local businesses but also contributing to the city’s reputation as a hub for responsible commerce. Win-win!

Book a free 15-minute discovery call to discuss your specific needs and see if we could be a good fit for your business.