We want to be an open, honest and transparent company that holds profit equal to having a positive impact on the world. That is why we have signed a Declaration of Interdependence through joining B Corp to ensure we stay true to our path. Find out more here.
Doisy & Dam has obtained its B Corp certification and become the 128th company in the UK (1,930th in the world) to restructure ourselves to use business as a force for good. Ed, I and the whole of our team are super excited about what this means for Doisy & Dam and our vision of how to grow a company that leaves behind more than it takes. We thought we’d put a little something together to explain why we’ve taken this step and how it fits in with our business.
Why don’t you watch this awesome video to find out….
What we’ve joined is a movement of like-minded, awesome companies who have all signed up to a Declaration of Interdependence which defines our purpose as the following:
1. That we must be the change we seek in the world.
2. That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
3. That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
4. To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.
The B Corp certification has given us an opportunity to hold ourselves accountable to social and environmental standards in an open, honest and transparent way.
What started as two friends with a passion to make better chocolate and a desire to be our own bosses has grown into a business that employs brilliant people and has a (very, VERY small, but still noticeable) impact on the world. As time has passed we’ve realised there’s a huge opportunity for us to do so much more.
We currently represent a whole 0.008% of the UK chocolate market (yes, we’re smashing it) but we have BIG ambitions. As such, we feel a responsibility to ourselves, the people who work for us and the lovely people who buy our chocolate to make sure that we’re held accountable for everything we do. We hope implementing this, whilst we’re still small, will enable us to evolve into a company which holds profit equal to its positive impact on the world.
Our focus as a business will be on people and product.
You can see how this is made up on our official assessment page over here.
Chocolate is an industry rife with social imbalances, murky supply chains and dishonest product descriptions. It’s also an industry in which scale is everything – the larger you are the better prices you can command, the more you can get under the skin of supply chains and get to the source of your raw materials.
We want to achieve the following:
We want our customers to be able to enjoy our chocolate safe in the knowledge that our bars have been made in a way that does no harm.
We have a small team of amazing people and we’re inspired by how passionate they are for the work we do.
We want to:
We’re three years into our journey, we still feel like amateurs playing a professional game, but we’re learning every day and we share a passion for using business as a force for good. We want to build Doisy & Dam into a global chocolate company without losing sight of the values we believe in.
We feel honoured to be part of a movement that is changing the definition of work for thousands of people across the world and our underlying mission will be to play our part and to be the change we seek in the world.