It's Official - We're a B Corp

It's Official - We're a B Corp

By David Hanney

It's Official - We're the first European bike brand to get the B-Corp certification

Alpkit is excited to announce that we’ve reached a significant milestone: achieving certification as a B Corporation.

From day one, Alpkit has always tried to do things the right way. We’re advocates of the highest ethical standards and have always chosen the most environmentally preferable methods of production. We make affordable mountain gear without compromise to performance or sustainability.

That’s why we are where we are today and clearer than ever about what we stand for.

Alpkit Repair Station

We’re hugely excited to announce that we’ve reached a significant milestone and completed the wildly exacting and rigorous process to become a Certified B Corporation.

We have valued the B Corp certification process so highly because it’s hard-earned and comprehensive in its view. We share B corps ethos and we can’t standstill. There is no tick box for sustainability, and in its simplest form we just need to do more good things and less bad things

B Corps are businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It is one of the only certifications that is not for a product or service, but for the whole business behind the product or service.

In becoming a B Corp Alpkit is joining an ever-growing group of businesses that are recognised for using business as a force for good.

We’ve always believed that good businesses are a force for positive change making a meaningful impact on our communities, environment and broader industry. We are delighted to achieve B Corp Certification at our first attempt. B Corp gives us the strongest framework to build on these foundations and create more sustainable futures for us all.

Many businesses see sustainability coming at a price tag. We see things differently as we know that well thought through designs made with quality materials by the best factories are inherently the best performing and most sustainable. It is great for us to adopt the B Corps framework as it so closely aligned to our core principles.

Find out more about B Corp and how we fare (including our score) over at the B Corporation website.

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Read more about Alpkit Sustainability

24 comments

  • Great products shame they are not backed by customer support it will make a difference between success and failure

    Alison Musgrove

    September 11, 2020

  • Great news on achieving B Corporation status. Well done!

    Phil Davies

    September 04, 2020

  • Many congratulations to all at Alpkit. You have set a standard for other companies to aspire to.

    Hamptworth Croquet Club

    September 07, 2020

  • The only thing this shows is how low the bar is set to become a B-corp and even then Alpkit have only just scraped in (you need a score of 80 to be accepted and they scored 95). There is nothing sustainable about Alpkit’s business model of mass producing cheap plastic goods in the far east then shipping them half way around the world in more plastic to be sold cheaply online.

    Paul

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations…. being a loyal customer makes my fell part of this well deserved accolade

    Jeff

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations…. as a regular customer I feel part of this much deserved accolade …

    Jeff Williams

    September 04, 2020

  • Excellent news, well done. It’s a shame others can’t follow your example!

    Julian Coe

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations to all at Alpkit…..it has been interesting to watch the company grow over the years both as an Outdoor business as well as an Enviromentally and Social responsible concern !! An example for others to follow !!!😊👍

    Trevor Edensor

    September 04, 2020

  • Many congratulations to all at Alpkit. You have set a standard for other companies to aspire to.

    Hamptworth Croquet Club

    September 07, 2020

  • Great products shame they are not backed by customer support it will make a difference between success and failure

    Alison Musgrove

    September 11, 2020

  • The only thing this shows is how low the bar is set to become a B-corp and even then Alpkit have only just scraped in (you need a score of 80 to be accepted and they scored 95). There is nothing sustainable about Alpkit’s business model of mass producing cheap plastic goods in the far east then shipping them half way around the world in more plastic to be sold cheaply online.

    Paul

    September 04, 2020

  • Great news on achieving B Corporation status. Well done!

    Phil Davies

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations…. as a regular customer I feel part of this much deserved accolade …

    Jeff Williams

    September 04, 2020

  • Excellent news, well done. It’s a shame others can’t follow your example!

    Julian Coe

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations…. being a loyal customer makes my fell part of this well deserved accolade

    Jeff

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations to all at Alpkit…..it has been interesting to watch the company grow over the years both as an Outdoor business as well as an Enviromentally and Social responsible concern !! An example for others to follow !!!😊👍

    Trevor Edensor

    September 04, 2020

  • Many congratulations to all at Alpkit. You have set a standard for other companies to aspire to.

    Hamptworth Croquet Club

    September 07, 2020

  • Great products shame they are not backed by customer support it will make a difference between success and failure

    Alison Musgrove

    September 11, 2020

  • Great news on achieving B Corporation status. Well done!

    Phil Davies

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations…. as a regular customer I feel part of this much deserved accolade …

    Jeff Williams

    September 04, 2020

  • The only thing this shows is how low the bar is set to become a B-corp and even then Alpkit have only just scraped in (you need a score of 80 to be accepted and they scored 95). There is nothing sustainable about Alpkit’s business model of mass producing cheap plastic goods in the far east then shipping them half way around the world in more plastic to be sold cheaply online.

    Paul

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations…. being a loyal customer makes my fell part of this well deserved accolade

    Jeff

    September 04, 2020

  • Congratulations to all at Alpkit…..it has been interesting to watch the company grow over the years both as an Outdoor business as well as an Enviromentally and Social responsible concern !! An example for others to follow !!!😊👍

    Trevor Edensor

    September 04, 2020

  • Excellent news, well done. It’s a shame others can’t follow your example!

    Julian Coe

    September 04, 2020

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