Device-level gambling blocking software Gamban has today announced its certification as a B Corporation, joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Gamban has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. In addition, the company must legally embed commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.
Gamban is now part of a community of over 45000 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1000 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Recent attention on the harms that can arise from remote gamblingmakes Gamban’s B Corp certification a notable step, signalling a shift towards technology led solutions that can accompany reform to regulation.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK says “We are delighted to welcome Gamban to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that Gamban are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”.
“We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. Welcoming Gamban is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the Responsible Gambling industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support Gamban in paving the way for a new way of doing things”.
Gamban is the first blocking software to achieve certification as a B Corporation.
About B Lab UK:
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 6,058 B Corps in 84 countries and 158 industries, and over 150,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.