Ellers Farm Distillery, located in North Yorkshire, has announced an exciting update to the distillery’s ambitious vision of balancing people, planet, and profit in business to drive sustainability within the drinks industry with Pending B Corp® status.
The Pending B Corp® status means Ellers Farm Distillery will have one year to become a certified B Corp and join the 500+ other UK companies verified to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
Tabatha Hurst, Ellers Farm’s head of sustainability, said: “We believe that business can absolutely be a force for good not only in our economies, but for people and the planet too. That’s why we’re so proud to announce our Pending B Corporation® status. B Corp certification is unique in that it’s the only comprehensive, holistic measure of sustainability that exists today. It’s a rigorous assessment and won’t be an easy certification to achieve, but we are really excited to take our first step in the process.
“We hope that as a start-up business, this is seen as our first signal that we are starting as we mean to go on. We look forward to learning from and supporting other businesses within this community.”
The distillery has also committed to being carbon neutral from day one, with the understanding that taking positive action against climate change is rapidly becoming an essential requirement for businesses of all sizes to thrive.
Ellers Farm has joined hundreds of UK businesses by committing to the SME Climate Commitment. They have committed to cut carbon emissions in half before 2030 and achieve net zero emissions before 2050.