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Muckle LLP B Corp law firm

Muckle LLP B Corp law firm


Muckle LLP secures B Corp certification, affirming its commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices

Muckle LLP, a prominent independent law firm in the North East, proudly announces its recognition as a B Corporation® (B Corp™), marking a significant milestone as the region's first legal firm to join the B Corp movement. The certification, granted by B Lab, underscores Muckle's dedication to purpose-driven business, aligning profit with social and environmental responsibility.

B Corp certification is a rigorous process evaluating a company's performance in various criteria, including social responsibility, environmental impact, transparency, and accountability. This achievement positions Muckle LLP at the forefront of ethical and sustainable practices within the legal industry in the region.

Hugh Welch, Senior Partner and head of the ESG Programme at Muckle, expressed the firm's commitment, stating, "Becoming a Certified B Corp is a wonderful endorsement of all that we are doing. It will also be the catalyst for us to increase our community contribution and to show how we believe that business can and should be a force for good."

The UK B Corp movement, gaining momentum with over 1,500 certified companies nationally and 7,800 globally, includes a diverse range of industries and well-known brands. Muckle LLP now joins this influential network alongside household names like The Guardian, innocent drinks, The Body Shop, and Patagonia.

In the legal sector, Muckle's B Corp certification signifies a notable shift towards greater accountability and transparency. Jason Wainwright, Managing Partner at Muckle LLP, highlighted the firm's dedication to sustainability and equity, stating, "This achievement reaffirms our dedication to not only delivering exceptional legal services but also actively contributing to a more sustainable and equitable future for our community and beyond."

Muckle LLP's B Corp commitment aligns with its core values of trust, teamwork, responsibility, and care. The firm's recent accolades at the North East Business Awards for Company of the Year and Best Place to Work in 2023 further reinforce its position as a leader in ethical leadership in the legal sector throughout North East and Cumbria.