Fine paper supplier GF Smith has become a B Corp-certified company.

‘We are delighted to be joining the B Corp movement, a community of brands, who each seek to deliver positive change for people, our planet and our communities,’ commented Gareth Sheekey, managing director at GF Smith.

The B Corp movement comprises a global group of community-driven businesses in all sectors, united by the shared goal of achieving an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Certification confirms that a business meets and maintains high standards of social and environmental impact, and that it is actively engaged in the building of a better world.

Mr Sheekey added, ‘We believe we are the first global fine paper supplier to join the B Corp movement and are also very proud to be the largest employer in our home city of Hull to achieve this recognition to date. Our certification score of over 98 shows the importance we place on our role in the world, and we look forward to working with other like-minded businesses across the B Corp community, to deliver positive impacts and changes. We are working hard with new initiatives as we continue to look forward, delivering on our strategic commitments.

‘With the same onward spirt of our founder, George Frederick Smith, we will continue to build a business with purpose and we will use our voice to help build a better tomorrow.’