B Corp certification for ‘force for good’ Phastar


The company has been through a rigid 12-month review making sure all procedures and protocols reflect its commitment to high environment, social and governance (EGS) standards.

B Corps or ‘certified B corporations’ are for-profit companies that meet the highest of standards for of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability.

The assessment body, B Lab Global, reviewed Phastar’s impact across the necessary five key areas which are governance, workers, environment, community, and customers. There is a minimum threshold of 80 points, but Phastar achieved above that with 91.4.

Andrew MacGarvey, Phastar CEO, said: “Becoming a Certified B Corporation is a testament to our high standards and commitment to social and environmental performance, sustainability, transparency, and accountability. It is confirmation of our declaration to use our business as a ‘force for good’ by creating substantial value for our internal workforce, in addition to the wider community and society at large.​”

B Lab Global review

When reviewed by B Lab Global, it found within environment that the actions the company are putting in place to track and reduce their environmental footprint. These included a review of procedures that require downstream suppliers and facility leaseholders to demonstrate a commitment to environmentally sustainable practices; tracking of, and a commitment to reduce, Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions; introducing comprehensive recycling programs in all of their office locations; supporting sustainable transport to work schemes; donating old laptops to charities as well as tree planting schemes in Kenya and Scotland.

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