UK tech start-up scores B Corp status

Energy & Low Carbon Industry | South East | Start-up | Technology

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Lifesaver Power, a UK start-up that provides unlimited mobile power to events and venues, has been awarded the 199th B corporation status in the UK.

B Corporations (or B Corps) are a growing group of companies who are reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Lifesaver has been certified by B Lab as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.

Lifesaver has now become a part of a community of over 2,800 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community is reflective of the UK economy with businesses from a cross-section of industries and sizes including well-known brands such as innocent, Patagonia, Pukka Herbs, Ella’s Kitchen, Divine, and JoJo Maman Bebe.

Lifesaver offers phone power as a hire-and-return service, encouraging shared ownership of energy through a circular and sustainable business model. All power banks are filled with renewable energy, which saves 13 pints of CO2 at every charge and can be swapped across venues and events globally. After their lifecycle, power banks are upcycled with non-profit Liter of Light, which uses the batteries to power off-grid street lights in areas where there is no electricity.

Archie Wilkinson, CEO Lifesaver Power, said: “We are thrilled to be given this certification and become part of an inspiring group of UK businesses who are committed to building a sustainable future. It’s great to be recognised for our efforts to effect change and we can’t wait to continue to grow with this community behind us.”

Kate Sandle, Director of Programmes and Engagement of B Lab UK, said: “We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals, and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force, and one that – as these companies are showing – can be used for good.”

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