Puddings with purpose - Macphie

Macphie proves it is in business as a force for good as it maintains B Corp certification for the third time.

Macphie has been producing innovative food products including cake mixes, desserts and dairy cream alternatives since the 1970s and in 2015, it became one of the first UK businesses to gain B Corp certification. The B Corp community is now made up of over 3,500 businesses worldwide.

Certified B Corps are required to take a holistic assessment that covers governance, workers, environment, customers and community to prove they value purpose over profit. Businesses must also legally commit to considering the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders, not just shareholders. Since joining in 2015, Macphie has increased their score by 15%.

Chairman Alastair Macphie said: “We’re thrilled with this result. It has been a challenging 12 months but we have not let our efforts around sustainability and corporate social responsibility slip. It is built into everything we do.

“In the last three years we have significantly increased our use of renewable energy, with 100% of our electricity coming from renewable sources and we’ve made packaging changes to reduce the amount of plastic we use.

“I’m particularly pleased that we have improved our scoring in the workers section by 24% in the last three years. We continually review how we support our people and over the last year we have increased our efforts to support the health and wellbeing of our team by running mental health awareness training and improving how we respond to mental health concerns.

“The B Corp assessment is rigorous and leaves no stone unturned but the topics it addresses are incredibly relevant and gives our customers the confidence that we don’t just talk the talk when it comes to doing the right thing for the people and places around us.”