Delighted to have achieved B Corp certification: MD of Tops Day Nurseries, Cheryl Hadland
B Corporation (or B Corp) are businesses that meet the highest social and environmental standards for people and the planet.
There are currently over 3,500 B Corps in 150 industries and 70 countries across the globe.
To become a B Corp, Tops was assessed and audited against demanding standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Tops Day Nurseries has already contributed a lot for an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world – the nurseries in the Tops group have gained attention globally with their ‘glitter ban’ back in 2017, removal of singe-use plastic, installation of energy saving equipment and much more.
Cheryl Hadland, managing director, of Tops Day Nurseries says, “I’m so delighted to have achieved B Corp certification. I first came across B Corp in 2019 at an Adventure Unlimited Conference in London. We have always been on the journey of becoming more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible, with action plans developing for more solar panels, more electric cars, less one-use plastic, and a goal of becoming carbon neutral in 2025.
“In addition to that, visiting care homes and taking part in community events, enabling staff to take part in training and career opportunities and supporting parents with childcare while they work or train, are all steps we took to become socially responsible. With all of this put into consideration we managed to exceed the required points needed to achieve B Corp.
“Achieving certification as a B Corporation only makes us more determined to continue our mission. At the end of our financial year Tops will not only publish audited accounts but a report giving full details of progress made in every aspect of sustainability on our website, to show people what we have done to educate the children of today so that they can contribute to an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world. B Corp review our performance every two years so we won’t be resting on our achievements to date.”
The B Corp certified Tops Day Nurseries is one of the most eco-sustainable family of day nurseries in the UK, offering childcare from children aged three months to school age with Hi 5s clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.
To find out more, visit www.topsdaynurseries.co.uk
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