At Ocean, we believe our work should create a positive impact. Mō te tāngata, mō te whenua, mō te taiao - For the people, for the land, for nature.
In 2022, we changed the constitution of our company and adopted a new purpose statement. Ocean’s constitution now reads “The purpose of the Company is to carry out the business of the Company and deliver returns to shareholders whilst:
Attaining B Corp certification was the next step in our ongoing sustainability journey. B Lab is known for its robust and lengthy certification process — which reflects the integrity of the programme. After 18 months, many meetings, many forms and information requests, we were delighted to receive Ocean’s B Corp certification in November 2023.
There are over 3,000 Certified B Corporations worldwide. The tool helps businesses assess their impact on various stakeholders, including our people, community, customers, and the environment.
Our B Corp percentage rating:
We recognise that this is the start of our B Corp journey and that we have work to do! This is an enduring commitment to continually improve our business. We are up for the challenge!
B Lab began in 2006 with the idea that a different kind of economy was not only possible, but necessary — and that business could lead the way towards a new, stakeholder-driven model. B Lab became known for certifying B Corporations, which are companies that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Unlike other certifications for businesses, B Lab measures a company’s entire social and environmental impact.
We are delighted to join other B Corp certified Aotearoa businesses including Ethique, EcoStore, Fix & Fogg and Method Recycling.