Simplyhealth becomes certified B Corporation
- Leading Health Insurer is the first of its kind to be awarded B Corp status
- ‘All Together Healthier’ programme provides a framework of action for the future
- B Corp certification rewards companies dedicated to being a positive and regenerative force for the environment and the community
11 July 2022, London: The UK’s leading health and dental plan provider Simplyhealth, is the first Health Insurer to be awarded B Corp status, in recognition of its significant achievements in sustainability, in addition to ambitious future environmental and social responsibility goals.
To become a certified B Corporation (a for-profit company dedicated to using business as a force for good), companies must commit to achieving high standards of social and environmental performance. To qualify, companies must achieve a minimum verified score of 80 points on the ‘B Impact Assessment’ which measures impact on workers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Simplyhealth achieved 91.9 points.
Environmental highlights include:
- Working with Carbon Footprint Ltd to achieve Carbon Neutral + status – with the goal of reaching net zero by 2030
- Increasing the company’s recycling rate to 76%, with remaining waste incinerated for energy recovery
- A dedicated Sustainability Committee - focussed on achieving sustainability across all levels of the business and accountable for the delivery of the company’s wider sustainability plan
In addition, the company has rolled out an ‘All Together Healthier’ programme, which has initiated electric car charging points and improved bike sheds to encourage employees to travel sustainably. Plus, LED lighting, waterless urinals, tiles made from 100% green energy and fully circular recycled materials have been installed across all Simplyhealth offices. The company also upcycles, recycles, or donates used work surfaces, office furniture and computers, to support the local community.
At Simplyhealth, we’ve always stood for a healthier world and are under no illusion that action is required for this to happen. Our health depends on the health of our planet – which is why we are honoured to be recognised as a B Corp certified company for doing our part.
We are incredibly proud to have achieved a high score in our B Impact Assessment which measured our impact on workers, suppliers, community and the environment – but we are not done. We will continue to challenge ourselves to do more for the planet, including building towards Carbon Neutral + status – with the goal of reaching net zero by 2030.
Today, there are over 5,000 Certified B Corporations across 83 countries and 153 industries, unified by a shared belief that business can be a benefit for the world and the people who live in it.
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Notes to Editors:
Since 1872, we’ve been helping people make the most of life through better everyday health. Our health plans make sure individuals, families and employees can easily access in-person and virtual wellbeing services and afford to stay healthy by claiming costs back on dental treatments, visits to the optician, complementary therapies and much more.
Today we’re the UK’s leading health and dental plan provider with almost 1000 colleagues serving 2.3 million customers. We don’t have shareholders, so we’re led by our purpose of improving access to healthcare, for the many, for the long term. We’re passionate about using our voice in public health affairs and partnering with charities to reduce health inequality – each year we commit to giving a proportion of our profits to a range of community causes. And we ensure our business takes care of the planet too, achieving Carbon Neutral + status in 2021.
To find out more, visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk
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B Lab UK is transforming the economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. To date, our global community includes 5,100 B Corps in 83 countries and 153 industries, and over 150,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.