UpSlide achieves B Corp certification
UpSlide, a productivity and brand compliance solution in Microsoft Office for financial and professional services, announced it has earned B Corp certification, joining over 5,800 purpose-led businesses across 157 industries, including WeTransfer, Coutts and Lombard Odier.
Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. To achieve the certification, companies must meet high standards of social and environmental responsibility and transparency.
Increasing its positive impact has been a strategic objective for UpSlide since 2018. Achieving B Corp certification with a score of 96.2 reflects the company’s values and commitment to increasing its positive impact.
“We are truly honoured to join a network of like-minded businesses striving to be a force for good. Since the beginning, we have had a desire to help people work better and a belief that we could do so while upholding our strong social and environmental values. This certification is a recognition of our efforts to positively impact the world surrounding us,” said Philippe Chazalon, Co-Founder and CEO at UpSlide.
UpSlide has already implemented several initiatives to support its B Corp certification, including formalising its policies, creating a budget for employees to improve their well-being, and introducing a pricing discount for NGOs and companies with clear CSR policies. Additionally, the company is partly owned by its employees, who held 30% of its shares as of the end of 2021.
Going forward, UpSlide is committed to reducing each employee’s carbon footprint by 5% year-on-year and financing reductions equivalent to its remaining emissions.
“This certification is not a ‘big’ achievement for us; it’s just another step in our journey towards ensuring we have a positive impact on our employees, clients and the environment. We understand there’s still much more to do,” added Philippe.
“The process to achieve B Corp certification was truly valuable in helping us understand the many ways we could improve to ensure shared and durable prosperity for all. We firmly believe that real positive impact requires a joint effort, and we’d encourage others to join this movement.”