Financial services group Centrus has become B Corp certified after achieving 35.7 points above the accreditation pass mark.
The group undertook the impact assessment process with B Corporation as it wanted to demonstrate accountability and transparency in terms of its commitment to ensure social or environmental performance is a part of its decision-making, regardless of company ownership, a statement said.
It scored 115.7 points, 35.7 points higher than the pass mark, and will be evaluated every three years to ensure standards continue to be met.
George Roffey, chief sustainability officer at Centrus, said: “For us, B Corp certification has been a three-year journey packed with learning and sharing. We are incredibly proud to be certified and this certification shows that we are using our business as a force for good.
“As a B Corp in the financial services industry, we’re proud to be counted among businesses leading the global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.”
He added: “We have embedded sustainability in every operational component of our work and shout about it across our value chain. Our services help the financial viability of other purpose-driven enterprises and our sectors of operation have a tangible impact on the environment and on society. We strive to play a lead role in adding circular credibility to the economy and link by example to our vision of using finance with purpose”
Centrus is a financial services group with asset management, analytics and corporate finance capabilities working across affordable housing, education, real estate, energy transition and transport.