Tekla is now a certified B Corp
Tekla has met B Lab’s high standards and joins a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
A B Corp is a company verified by B Lab to be purpose-driven, resulting in a holistic certification that covers the entirety of business operations. B Corps make a legal commitment to consider the interests of all stakeholders in their business operations, creating benefits for not just shareholders.
To become certified, a company must pass a comprehensive assessment that scores a business’s social and environmental performance across five key stakeholder groups: the environment, workers, community, customers and governance.
Responsible practices have always been a part of Tekla’s DNA. Since launching in 2017, we’ve strived to only work with organic cotton, kept a close relationship with our tier 1 suppliers, committed to a majority production in Europe and focused on core collections that reject rapid trend cycles. Joining B Corp reflects many of our existing values, but it also presents us with an opportunity to continue to build the company in a responsible way.
We’re proud of the work we have done to achieve this rigorous certification, from our widespread use of lower environmental impact materials to tracing our supply chain back to tier 4 (country of origin) and supporting significant fundraising for ClientEarth – a high-impact environmental law charity. But we know there is still so much more to be done.
We strive to be as responsible as possible in our operations, moving beyond just compliance with social and environmental requirements. But many of the challenges faced are systemic and no one company can tackle them alone. Working transparently and aligning with other organisations that work towards systemic change, like B Lab, is the only way to make crucial changes to the industry.
Becoming certified is not the end of the journey, rather an important step.
Learn more about our responsibility work.