Recognition for a village-based company that “puts the planet first”

Thursday August 24th 2023

Wellworking Tweedbank Office

Wellworking Ltd is based in Tweedbank.

Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Paul Kelly

A village-based Borders company has received recognition for helping “put the planet first”.

Tweedbank-based Wellworking Ltd, an award-winning UK supplier of home and office furniture and specialist in workplace well-being, has announced its certification as a B Corporation™.

B Corp certification requires companies to meet rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.

Luke Munro, managing director of Wellworking, said: “This is about putting people and the planet first.

“We have a responsibility as a business to ensure that we are working well in areas relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. It’s what our colleagues want, our clients demand and our suppliers expect from us.”

Wellworking is now part of a community of more than 1,400 companies in the UK, including well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and Abel & Cole.

Chris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK, says: “We are delighted to welcome Wellworking 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.

“Welcoming Wellworking is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the UK furniture industry in paving a new way of doing things.”

MrMunro added: “One of Wellworking’s core principles is to work towards a sustainable and socially responsible future. We want to inspire others so that wherever they work, they work well for the good of the community and the planet.”

Wellworking was established in 1999 and provides people with quality office furniture that also helps them to work better. It has three offices in Galashiels, Pershore in Worcestershire and Acton in West London.

The company completes commercial projects across the UK and also operates an online furniture store. It also partners with international manufacturers to create working environments that promote productivity and sustainability through ergonomic products that use the latest environmental innovations in materials and processes.

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