We’re cancelling Black Friday for good.
We are SO proud to announce that we are now a certified B Corp business! The team has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to certify No.1 Living as a B Corp over the last few years.
To us, becoming a B Corp certified business is a commitment to making a meaningful impact on the world, putting purpose before profit. We aim to make a positive impact every day. This is why we decided a couple of years ago that we’d be opting out of Black Friday. Forever.
Black Friday has become a symptom and a driver of mass consumerism and waste all over the world which is the opposite of what we are trying to achieve with our sustainability efforts.
We still want to take the time to acknowledge and appreciate the support of you, our customers, and also all our employees, and partners. Thank you for joining us on this journey toward a more sustainable and responsible future.
Together, we're not just building a business – we're building a better world.
What is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
What does this mean for you, our valued community?
- Ethical Business Practices: Our commitment to ethical, sustainable, and transparent business practices is now officially recognized.
- Environmental Stewardship: We are dedicated to minimizing our environmental footprint and taking proactive steps toward a greener and more sustainable future.
- Social Responsibility: Our focus extends beyond profits to the well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve.
- Accountability and Transparency: We pledge to be accountable for our impact on all stakeholders and transparent in our business operations.
What are some examples of this in our business?
Sustainability is something we take seriously here at No.1 Living. From the packaging we use, to the way we ship your order, we are continuously improving to be the best we can be, leaving as little impact on the environment as possible.
All our products are all Vegan and made with natural ingredients, we carefully create the best possible drinks right here in the UK, we don’t take shortcuts for easy profits at any point throughout the manufacturing process or supply chain.
All our products are manufactured in the EU using the highest quality natural ingredients. We work closely with our family-run manufacturing brewery to create waste-free and healthier drinks packed full of live cultures, created with care and consideration to our impact every step of the way.
Our ingredients are predominantly certified organic, and our packaging is continually reviewed from a sustainability perspective, as we continue to make strides towards our sustainability goals across every aspect of the business.
We have never used plastic bottles. All our drinks come in sustainable packaging, with our kombucha cans made of aluminium which is recyclable. Our cardboard outer cases are made from recycled or (FSC) responsibly sourced materials, and of course are recyclable too.
We’ve been partnered with FareShare for a couple of years now. They are on a mission to fight hunger and tackle food waste in the UK. With the cost of living crisis many of us are facing in today’s world, we will be working more closely with them in the near future. In the last year we donated nearly 26,000 cans that were shared with over 310 charities.
You can see how we stack up against key sustainability markers over on WhereFrom – a review platform focussing on brand sustainability. We are constantly striving to improve our scores on here, but we think we are off to a good start but you can see for yourself!