First UK hotel group achieves B Corp status

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First UK hotel group achieves B Corp status

Kate Sandle (left) and Danny Pecorelli (right) [Credit: Exclusive Collection]

UK: Exclusive Collection has received certification from B Lab for meeting high social and environmental standards, marking the first hotel group in the UK to attain B Corp status.

The assessment criteria for B Corporation certification involves measuring a company’s performance across five categories. These include governance, workers, customers, community and the environment.

Applicants are required to reach scores over 80 and provide evidence of responsible practices, such as waste and water use, energy use and supplies, worker compensation, and more.

Exclusive Collection will join 4,000 other global businesses across 13 industries which have been certified as B Corps.

Exclusive Collection posted on LinkedIn: “We’re joining a tribe of amazing brands who show demonstrable values towards their people and the communities that they reach as well as having a purpose behind their business.

“Becoming a B Corp means we look beyond profit and focus on bringing measurable change to the impact we have on the planet and the people and communities around us.  We are again leading the charge for the hospitality sector as we become the first hotel group in the UK to achieve B Corp.”

Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Collection, said: “It’s been a long but rewarding process to achieve B Corp certification and we’ve learned so much and have so much still to do. We are now embarking on a new chapter for the Collection where we will build on the good that we’ve been doing for the last 40 years and looking at how we can do it better. B Corp is a community that we are very proud to be associated with and we too will play our part in helping to educate and spread the word that success in business is as much about people and planet as it is about profit.”

Kate Sandle, director of programmes and engagement of B Lab UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Exclusive Collection to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that Danny and the Exclusive team are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward.”

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