Thrive awarded B Corp’s ‘Best For the World’ status for second year running

  • Posted: 14 Jul 2022

We’ve been recognised in the environment pillar, ranking in the top 5% of all global B Corps.

We’re excited to share that we’ve been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ for our positive impact on the environment.

It’s the second year in a row that we’ve been recognised, a distinction granted by B Lab to global B Corps whose verified impact scores rank in the top 5% of their size. That means out of 5,000 B Corps, our commitment to the environment puts us in the top 250 around the world!

Protecting the planet has always been a driving force for Thrive. Since 1994, we’ve been working to establish a clean energy system in the UK, helping to reduce dangerous carbon emissions and ultimately tackling climate change. During that time, we’ve funded and built 32 clean energy projects across the UK, generated over 2 million MWh of clean electricity and avoided the emission of 911,828 tonnes of CO2e.

“We’re thrilled to be recognised for our positive environmental impact for the second year in a row. With wholesale gas prices causing energy bills to soar, our transition to a clean energy system has never been more vital. While it’s our business to help end the UK’s reliance on dirty fossil fuels, it’s vitally important that we lead by example and do what we can to lower our own corporate footprint too. We’ll continue working hard to further reduce our emissions, while helping others to do the same by funding and building more clean energy projects across the UK.” Matthew Clayton, Managing Director, Thrive Renewables

In 2021, our wind, solar and hydro projects produced over 110,000 MWh of renewable electricity, enough to power over 30,000 UK homes or 28% of all UK EV journeys and delivered 49,515 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions reductions. Recognising that there’s always more that we can do to reduce our own carbon footprint, we have also committed to reaching net zero by 2030 as part of B Corp’s Climate Collective.

"Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment. While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non B Corps, and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.” Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights, B Lab Global

Every year, ‘Best for the World’ recognises the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their business. The full list of B Corps awarded ‘Best for the World’ across the impact pillars of community, customers, environment, governance, and workers are available here.