Sketch Studios Achieves B Corp Certification
Discover how Sketch Studios has achieved B Corp certification, setting a new standard for responsible and sustainable business practices. Learn about our commitment to social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and how we're redefining success in the business world.
We are thrilled to announce that Sketch Studios, a proud member of Fourfront Group, has achieved B Corp certification. This achievement marks a significant step in our journey towards redefining success in business, emphasising purpose alongside profit. As one of the pioneers in our industry to attain this prestigious certification, we are committed to upholding the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
Becoming a Certified B Corporation means that we have met the most stringent standards for social and environmental performance. The B Corp assessment evaluates our overall impact across five critical areas: governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment. To earn this certification, we underwent a comprehensive evaluation process, providing evidence of our socially and environmentally responsible practices in areas such as energy usage, waste management, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency.
Sketch Studios is proud to join the thriving B Corp community in the UK and wider Europe. We recognise the tremendous potential for collaboration and knowledge sharing within this dynamic network. Together, we aim to discover and implement best practices that will revolutionise the way businesses operate worldwide.
Being able to welcome Fourfront Group to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit
At Sketch Studios, our dedication to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance is the bedrock of our business success. We place a premium on transparency and integrity, aligning with our core values of building trust and doing what is right. Our ESG program is built upon four central pillars: people, planet, prosperity, and principles. In every decision we make, we ensure due consideration of all aspects of ESG.
We are proud to announce that our environmental commitment has been recently validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). Our ambitious short-term and long-term targets to combat climate change have received certification. Recognising that climate change is the most pressing issue of our time, we have actively embraced the goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
B Corp certification is not just a badge; it's a mission and an opportunity to lead. In light of the increased focus on the construction industry, our B Corp certification signifies our commitment to greater accountability and transparency within the sector. Continuous improvement is at the heart of our B Corp certification and broader ESG goals. To maintain our certification, we will undergo recertification every three years, ensuring our ongoing commitment to performance and improvement.
"We work every day to reconcile economics with ethics," says Aki Stamatis, Chairman at Fourfront Group. "This outstanding achievement underscores our enduring dedication to making a positive impact. We firmly believe that businesses have a responsibility to address the social and environmental challenges we face, and we are proud to be part of a community of like-minded companies working towards a better future. We hope our success will inspire many others in our industry to accelerate along this path."
Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey towards a more sustainable, responsible, and purpose-driven future. Together, we can make a meaningful difference.
February 21, 2023