B Corp

As of January 2021, we became the highest scoring certified B Corp in Ireland.

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, ensuring they are actively benefiting the planet and all those that inhabit it, through sustainable business practices and creating environmental awareness.

How Do B Corps Work?

Companies achieve B Corp status by scoring a minimum of 80 points in an assessment that examines a business’s governance practices, community and environmental policies, as well as assessing 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 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 inhabitants 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 as well as our Tree Planting Programme, to name just a few – check out all of Earth Edge’s projects here. 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. By achieving B Corp certification, our clients can put their confidence in us, knowing that the trips they take with Earth’s Edge are not only experiences of a lifetime, but that all the people involved (including our staff and suppliers) are committed to benefiting both the planet and her 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 include…

  • Becoming 100% carbon neutral
  • Becoming a more transparent business
  • Partnering with other B Corps to increase awareness around businesses responsibility to the community and the environment
  • 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. It allows companies to become more conscious of their environmental impacts, giving way to more eco-friendly business conducts. By taking the assessment businesses can learn new ways in which they can positively impact their local communities. If more businesses achieved B Corp status, everything from environmental performance, employee wellbeing, business transparency to community development would greatly improve. If you or your business are considering becoming a B Corp, please reach out to us for help and support. We’d be 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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