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We are a full-service social & environmental impact consultancy offering challenge, support and guidance to companies on their sustainability journeys.

Case studies
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We bring our expertise in B Corp, impact management & planetary health to help our clients build businesses that are regenerative by nature .

Our work includes:

  • B Corp certification and recertification
  • Materiality assessment: identification and prioritisation of issues
  • Impact strategy & governance design & build
  • Impact & sustainability reporting (including SECR, CDP, TCFD etc)
  • Environmental impact assessment, including carbon footprinting & net zero strategy development
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) design and implementation
  • Sustainable supply chain measurement and management
  • Implementing regenerative business principles
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We've worked with

Future Business Partnership

Service with a Big Green Smile

Supporting an impact investor to make impactful investment decisions

Service with a Big Green Smile

Future Business Partnership

Supporting an impact investor to make impactful investment decisions

The Future Business Partnership (FBP) is an impact-driven private equity investment firm focusing in the consumer sector. This means that they are at the forefront of driving the transition to low carbon, resource efficient and socially positive household consumption. They asked Greenheart to support them in their due diligence process for their investment into Big Green Smile (BGS), an established and growing e-commerce platform specialising in home care and personal care essentials. Our social and environmental assessment provided expert input into the final decision to proceed with the investment in 2023.

Once the investment was complete, we supported BGS through their B Corp journey as well as enhancing their already strong impact culture with a full carbon footprint and net zero strategy, a materiality assessment and we worked alongside the BGS team to implement volunteering commitments and other social impact programme.

At the same time as working with BGS, we continued to support FBP on their own B Corp journey…who only went and certified with a whopping 173.9 points (we don’t like putting labels on things, but that made them the highest scoring B Corp in the UK!)

A truly full circle journey, with Greenheart helping along every step of the way.

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MPM Products

Applaws for lower carbon logistics

Enabling lower emission global pet food transportation

Applaws for lower carbon logistics

MPM Products

Enabling lower emission global pet food transportation

As a global pet food distributor with a complex logistics and freight operation, it was critical for MPM Products to be able to measure and reduce the carbon emissions of its shipping and distribution network. With our expert team and MPM’s Logistics team embarked on a transformative journey to develop an interactive carbon measurement matrix. This powerful tool will empower MPM to systemically optimise carbon emissions on a route-specific basis.

This involved mapping out their global logistics operations and data was broken down by journey type, product type and per production facility by exact routes traveled. Local emission factors and actual amounts of product were used so the calculations were as accurate as possible. A key outcome was the ability to highlight focus areas with suppliers enabling further emission reductions. The data matrix was created in such a way that the data can be presented in an easy to understand format enabling it to be shared with internal stakeholders to aid informed decision making.

The MPM team were involved in every step of the process so now have the skills and knowledge to take ownership of the bespoke calculator, keeping data up to date and using the tracker to inform key decisions regarding opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions and run scenarios to determine the carbon impact of proposed changes to shipping routes. This synergy between MPM Products and our collaborative team ensures a sustainable future in which carbon emissions are managed effectively, aligning with both environmental and business objectives.

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giffgaff

Impact calling!

How we became a trusted impact guide for a Certified B Corp mobile network

Impact calling!

giffgaff

How we became a trusted impact guide for a Certified B Corp mobile network

Having started working with giffgaff in 2021, we’ve developed a strong and trusted relationship supporting, guiding and challenging the team on their impact journey. We worked with them understand and plan the company's role in improving digital poverty, highlighting how they can best engage with partners and contribute solutions to this social impact issue.

With goodness running through its veins, working towards B Corp certification was an obvious step for giffgaff. As their impact partner, we supported the team on their journey to full certification.

Our partnership with giffgaff has only grown since then and we are working hard together to drive impact across the wider organisation. giffgaff is showing how a company can embed and continuously challenge itself to achieve good things and we are delighted to be journeying together.

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GOOD Agency

From GOOD to Great

Evidencing impact with the UK’s highest scoring B Corp creative agency

From GOOD to Great

GOOD Agency

Evidencing impact with the UK’s highest scoring B Corp creative agency

GOOD agency is a purpose-driven strategy and creative agency using the brilliant creative and communication skills of its team to create positive social and environmental change.

As an already employer-owned business with a clear passion for using business for good, striving to become a B Corp was a natural step. They weren’t however satisfied at simply getting to the required 80 points. They wanted to push themselves as hard and as far as possible, whilst being able to accurately evidence all of the excellent practices that had been implemented and that’s where Greenheart came in.

We worked with the GOOD leadership team, coaching and supporting them with all aspects of impact advice to ensure that they learnt and adopted all the most relevant aspects of the B Corp framework. The speed and efficiency of the process was significantly aided by this close working relationship with the senior team. Initiatives were driven from the top of the organisation meaning their priority to the business was clear and fully understood.

This level of ambition was recognised when they certified as the UK’s highest scoring creative agency with a rare three Impact Business Models.

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Abel & Cole

Responsible suppliers make ripples

Redefining value chain relationships to create positive impact

Responsible suppliers make ripples

Abel & Cole

Redefining value chain relationships to create positive impact

This project was all about creating an impact ‘ripple effect’ by aligning the client’s supply partners with its own impact journey. Working closely with the buying team, we identified the businesses’ key areas of social and environmental concern. We then co-created policies, data gathering and engagement tools to enable collaborative value chain ESG improvement.

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Mishcon de Reya

Legal impact

Impact strategy and B Corp preparation for world renowned law firm

Legal impact

Mishcon de Reya

Impact strategy and B Corp preparation for world renowned law firm

The client approached us with an ambitious request to be pushed hard to deliver and demonstrate meaningful social impact. We reviewed their B Impact Assessment, provided a challenging programme of impact improvements and helped design an integrated approach to embedding impact in all their activities.

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The Body Shop

Environmental management that’s more than skin deep

Developing a comprehensive environmental management system for global beauty retailer

Environmental management that’s more than skin deep

The Body Shop

Developing a comprehensive environmental management system for global beauty retailer

The Body Shop needs no introduction and their commitment to environmental and ethical standards is well known. Like any global business though, their ambitious environmental targets have to be underpinned by robust and usable data. As part of their ongoing partnership with Greenheart, we worked together to build a B Corp and ISO14001 aligned Environmental Management System (EMS) to be used across their worldwide business. This included the collection and cleansing of global data sets, analysis and application of global carbon emission factors and adjusting the modelling to take account of local factors.

The end result was a complete EMS supported by implementation and governance tools such as operating procedures, an employee user manual, global waste and water audit templates, landlord surveys to help local collection of data, a global waste strategy and regional targets and improvement objectives and targets.

The wider benefits of this project are that it increased understanding of the value that a high-quality EMS can bring and how it supports their culture of continual improvement and their commitment to ongoing sustainability targets.
By presenting information and insights in a visual format which is easy to understand, we were able to more effectively engage stakeholders from around the world in the implementation of the EMS. This ensures that improvement ideas are funnelled into a central place so that actions can be shared as good practice or prioritised as focus areas allowing The Body Shop to have global visibility of environmental performance and opportunities for improvement.

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graze.com

Sustainable snacking

Helping an industry leader on their B Corp journey

Sustainable snacking

graze.com

Helping an industry leader on their B Corp journey

We helped the technical team align their Supplier Code of Conduct and ESG screening tools with B Corp best practice. We also reviewed the client’s B Impact Assessment and advised on their improvement plan. This led to a wider research, benchmarking and advocacy project relating to their innovative impact business models.

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World of Books

A new chapter for top bookseller

Full B Corp certification journey for a leader in impact

A new chapter for top bookseller

World of Books

Full B Corp certification journey for a leader in impact

Working closely with the senior leadership team, we guided and supported the business through the full B Corp process, from completing the baseline B Impact Assessment to designing and implementing a detailed impact improvement programme. The project culminated in well deserved recognition as a Certified B Corporation.

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What our clients say

We set ourselves a very simple target: that every client is satisfied by their experience. Since we started our Client Satisfaction Survey in 2018 100% of respondents have said that:

They were “extremely satisfied” with our support

They rated our services as “very high quality”

Our services had helped “improve the social, environmental or economic performance” of their business

They were “very likely” or “extremely likely” to ask us to work with them again

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