B Corp

As of January 2021, we became A certified B Corp.


What is a B Corp?

A B Corp certified business balances purpose with profit, putting environmental and social responsibilities to the forefront of how they operate. B Corps are committed to using business as a force for good. They ensure they are actively benefiting the planet and all those that inhabit it, through sustainable business practices and by creating environmental awareness.

How Do B Corps Work?

Companies achieve B Corp status by scoring a minimum of 80 points in an online assessment. The assessment examines every facet of a business. In other words, it leaves no stone unturned. It looks at governance practices, community engagement and environmental policies. It also assesses how they support their staff and look after their customers. The assessment is a long and rigorous process that can take months, if not years, to complete. After becoming B Corp certified, the B Lab (who are the people behind the certification), provide ongoing support and improvement reports for your business. As a result, these tools help to implement new practices that will continue to make positive environmental and social changes.

Our Journey

The climate crisis and how it is affecting our planet and its people is something that we simply cannot ignore. As a travel company, we have always strived to be as environmentally and socially conscious as possible. We run a number of environmental and community projects, such as our Porter Scholarship and Guide Exchange Programme, to name just a few. We wanted to be certain our business was doing everything it could to ensure the safeguarding of our environment and the Earth’s Edge community. Therefore by achieving B Corp certification, our clients can put their confidence in us, knowing that all the people involved (including our staff and suppliers) are committed to benefiting both the planet and its people.

“Since our inception in 2007, sustainability has been at the core of everything we do at Earth’s Edge. Becoming a B Corp seemed like a lofty goal three years ago. However, we’ve not only achieved that goal but we’ve become more determined than ever to be a driving force of environmental and societal change in Ireland and beyond’’
What’s Next?

Although we are thrilled with the results from our B Assessment, we want to continue to create more positive social and environmental changes. Our goals for 2022 include…

  • Joining the 1% For the Planet movement
  • Campaigning and running events to promote and grow the B Corp movement in Ireland
  • Becoming a more transparent business
  • Ensuring our suppliers provide a non-discriminatory and sustainable work environment for their employees
  • Growing and increasing our social development projects

Join us

We want to encourage every business to consider becoming B Corp certified for a number of reasons. Firstly, it allows companies to become more conscious of their environmental impacts, giving way to more eco-friendly business conduct. Furthermore, as a result of taking the assessment, businesses can learn new ways in which they can positively impact their local communities. In conclusion, if more businesses achieved B Corp status, everything from environmental performance, employee well-being and community development would improve. If you or your business are considering becoming a B Corp, please reach out to us for support as we’d be more than happy to assist!

What Our Clients Say

The Kenya Tri-Adventure is an amazing trip. I have done lots of trekking holidays before but I feel like this trip had the perfect mixture of disciplines. When I look back I don’t know how we fit that much into 11 days. The hike is…

Sarah Jane Rooney, Co. Dublin

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was my second trip with Earth’s Edge. The team at Earth’s Edge treat everyone with respect and make you feel part of the family rather than simply a paying customer. I have met some wonderful people and shared some…

John Creaven, Co. Dublin

Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

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