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BACK TO NEWS  |  WRITTEN ON 10th MAY 2024

Embracing Responsibility:
ICE’s Journey to becoming a B Corp Certified Business

At ICE, we’ve always believed that success should be measured not only by profits but also the positive impact we make on our employees, customers, society, and the environment. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved B Corp certification, marking a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainability and social responsibility. 

As an employee-owned business since late 2022, we recognise the importance of valuing our people and the planet, equally as much as profit; so becoming a B Corp certified business seemed the next logical step. 

B Corp certification is more than just a badge: it’s a rigorous assessment of our business practises, governance, and impact on all stakeholders; including employees, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. 

It reflects our commitment to using the business as a force for good™ and aligns perfectly with our core values of Inspire, Collaborate, Sustain, Respect, and Excel.

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What is the B Corp Movement?

The B Corp movement is a global initiative that aims to redefine success in business by balancing profit with purpose. B Corps, or Benefit Corporations, are for-profit companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. These companies commit to considering the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders, including employees, communities, and the environment, rather than solely focusing on maximizing shareholder value. The movement seeks to promote a more sustainable and inclusive form of capitalism, where businesses strive to create positive social and environmental change alongside financial success.

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So, why did we decide to pursue B Corp certification?

First and foremost, it’s about accountability. As a B Corp, we voluntarily hold ourselves to a higher standard of transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct. The certification process challenged us to evaluate every aspect of our operations, from our supply chain and environmental footprint to our employee benefits and community engagement initiatives. By undergoing this assessment, we demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement and accountability to our stakeholders. 

Secondly, it’s about differentiation. In today’s increasingly conscious consumer market, people are looking beyond products and services; they are looking for brands that share their values and prioritise social and environmental impact. By becoming a B Corp, we differentiate ourselves as a company that not only delivers high quality products and services, but also operates with integrity and purpose. We have become the first trike manufacturer to become B Corp! How cool is that.

Moreover, B Corp certification provides us with a framework for ongoing improvement. The B Impact Assessment (BIA) not only measures our current impact, but also identifies areas where we can do better. For example, we know we have our strengths in the Workers and Governance sections - but have a lot of work to do in the Community and Environment sections. It serves as a roadmap for us to set goals, track progress, and continually raise the bar for ourselves. 

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But perhaps most importantly, becoming a B Corp is a statement of our commitment to building a better world. We believe that businesses have a responsibility to contribute positively to society and the planet. Whether it’s through sustainable sourcing practises, fair labour standards, or community investment, we strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. 

In conclusion, achieving B Corp certification is not the end of our journey, it’s just the beginning. It’s a testament to our dedication to building a more sustainable and equitable future, and we are excited to continue this journey along with you. Together, we can create a world where business is a force for good, and everyone thrives, whilst also putting smiles on people’s faces through inspired cycle engineering.

And there's more!

ICE Trikes is thrilled that its transition to an employee-owned enterprise, has been successful in its first year of operations; solidifying its commitment to equitable business practices. By empowering its workforce through ownership, ICE Trikes fosters a culture of collaboration, innovation, and shared success, ensuring that every team member has a stake in the company's prosperous future.

ICE Trikes Cornwall Exporter of the year - Cornwall Manufacturing Croup

In recognition of its exceptional contributions to international trade, ICE Trikes has been honoured with the prestigious Exporter of the Year 2024 award from the Cornwall Manufacturing Group. This accolade celebrates ICE Trikes' excellence in exporting innovative, high-quality products to customers around the globe, further cementing its position as a global leader in recumbent trike manufacturing.

Join us on this journey towards a brighter tomorrow!

ICE Trikes Team