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celebrating b corp month 

March is B Corp Month, a time when the global community of B Corp organisations spotlight the transformative power of businesses committed to the greater good. In this celebratory spirit, we’re delving into shedkm’s unwavering dedication to social and environmental responsibilities as a proud B Corp company since 2023.

B Corp enterprises meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. They are evaluated on a broad spectrum of criteria, ensuring their operations contribute holistically to societal and environmental well-being. This certification isn’t just a badge; it’s a testament to an organisation’s dedication to doing good for all its stakeholders.

In the built environment industry, which constitutes only 4.35% of the c8,000 B Corp companies, shedkm shines as a beacon of change. As architects, we understand the impact the profession has on the environment and aim to embrace regenerative design and the circular economy to deliver net positive benefits, through our practice and projects. We are continuing to strengthen our working practices to create buildings and places that have a more positive impact on the world around us.

This acknowledgment has steered us towards becoming 100% employee-owned, resulting in a the formation of sustainability, education and social value ateliers among the team. Our transition to an Employee-Owned Trust underpins our belief in collective ambition, fostering a culture where everyone is invested in the company’s success and its positive impact on society and the environment. We are also a Living Wage Employer, and actively participate in initiatives such as UK Architects Declare, the Diverse Leaders Pledge, as well as supporting educational and diversity programs through a variety of activities.

shedkm’s vision goes beyond the creation of physical spaces. We aspire to create well-connected, vibrant communities where social sustainability is the cornerstone, and places that improve health, well-being, and the life chances of those who use them. It’s about crafting spaces that nurture, support, and uplift.

B Corp status is re-certified every three years and thus we do not rest on our accreditation, rather we strive for ongoing improvement. We stand proud of our ongoing commitment to the environment, our staff and clients, and of course the buildings and places we design – continuing to recognise the role that the built environment takes in shaping a better future for all. Happy B Corp Month! 

shedkm’s B Corp profile is available to view here.