When Jeremy founded Collectiv Food in 2018, he had a vision to revolutionise the food wholesale industry with greater transparency, fairness, and sustainability. Collectiv Food has since been purposefully built, uniting a team of passionate individuals committed to leaving a positive impact on our planet, cities, and communities.
Joining the B Corp Community is confirmation of what we've been working hard to do — using business as a force for good.
Our certification journey
Being a certified B Corp means a for-profit company is meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. But with less than 30% of companies achieving certification in the first attempt, we knew we had to give it our all from the outset.
If you were following our B Corp Diaries on LinkedIn, you'll know that a key aspect of initiating the B Corp assessment is getting your hands on good data about your team and operations. The effort, though time-consuming, offers profound insights to establish monitoring and management of your social and environmental performance acrosss your business. The BIA quickly became a powerful framework for us to take strides in our sustainability journey, everything from supporting progress in monitoring and reducing our environmental impact to driving significant policy developments.
A team effort
Achieving B Corp certification is no doubt a team effort. Our heartfelt thanks extend to the entire Collectiv Food community who supported our journey, with a special shout-out to those individuals whose unwavering dedication played a pivotal role in making our B Corp certification a reality. Natalia, our Senior Sustainability Manager, Simran, our People Manager, Harry, our Operations Engineering Manager, and of course, our Founder and CEO, Jeremy — your efforts have truly been the driving force propelling this achievement.
Becoming a B Corp is just the beginning of our journey. We're committed to continual improvement, as we work towards a fair, transparent, and sustainable food ecosystem.
To celebrate how far we've come, we're thrilled to share our inaugural Impact Report. It serves as a window into the heart of Collectiv Food, showcasing what we've worked hard to achieve and what we're working on next at each stage of our supply chain - the first of an annual series which will evolve with each year as we continue to respond thoughtfully to emerging insights and industry best practices.
Explore our Impact Report to learn more about the steps we've taken to gain B Corp certification - our journey continues and we invite you to join us.