What is B Corp?
As a B Corp, we have joined a community of thousands of companies that value doing business better. The movement is growing in Ireland. O’Brien Fine Foods is the 16th Irish business to have achieved B Corp status and many more are set to join our ranks.
B Corp calls for a truly integrated way of thinking, where sustainability strategy is fully embedded into business strategy. Over an eighteen-month period, teams across our business have contributed to an intense accreditation process. Companies that want to become a B Corp must achieve a B impact assessment score of 80 or more.
This score focuses on the five key areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers, scrutinising the efforts and goals of the company in each area.
Companies must also re-certify every three years to maintain B Corp status and prove a commitment to the responsibilities of being a good corporate citizen.
“Joining the B Corp community isn’t easy, but it is worth it”
Why is B Corp important to O’Brien Fine Foods?
We have long believed that the business community has a huge role to play when it comes to driving social and environmental change.
We know that business success and doing the right thing are linked. Our goal is to bring better quality food to everyone every day while doing right by all our stakeholders, a goal shared between Ossie Brady, the original owner, and the O’Brien family when we stepped into the business in 2000.
Playing the long game
If we do the right thing, even if sometimes it costs us in the short term, it pays off over time. We fundamentally believe that – no matter how challenging the future looks.
As a family business, and indeed a business that makes products bought by families across Ireland and the UK, we take the long view. Our outlook is not just the next five years, it is where we will be in 2040. Living by this view is what makes our business truly sustainable.