Our story – It all began when a group of book loving entrepreneurs noticed a bag of books in charity shop bin destined for landfill. Our founders rescued them on the spot, determined to give them a second life. Over the last decade, we have grown from a start-up into a leading global seller of quality used books and pioneers in re-use and recycling. Our inventory has grown to over six million in stock and we sell a book somewhere in the world every two seconds. Business for good- We are a circular economy, for-profit business founded on the ethos to do good, help charities and make a positive impact. Our business model is designed to protect the planet by enabling more goods to be reused. We are committed to creating positive impact for communities, the environment and our people in an effort to achieve a more sustainable future. In 2018, we were awarded B Corporation® (B Corps™) status – a businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. In short, we care about people and the planet. The grou We are comprised of three re-commerce technology companies that feed into our circular economy business model.
World of Books Group
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World of Books Group have been awarded Certified B Corporation® status. Certified B Corporations (B Corps™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. In short, we care about people and the planet. There are currently over 3,000 B Corps in 150 industries and 60 countries across the world. We’re very proud to be the 229th B Corp in the UK. We’ve committed to this: The values and aspirations of B Corp align well with our purpose: a circular economy, for profit business that supports charities and protects the planet by enabling more goods to be reused. Why we’ve become a B Corp Our business model is designed to do good. It’s circular and sustainable and we believe in making a positive impact in the world and in building a better business that helps us to do more good. We were already doing many good things, but by earning the badge, we’re officially demonstrating our commitment to environmental, social and financial performance in an effort to achieve a sustainable future, today. B Corp Certification doesn’t just prove where a company excels now—it commits them to consider their impact on stakeholders now and in the future. By buying from and doing business with B Corps, you can live your values and support companies that you believe in. How we score Businesses need to achieve a minimum verified score of 80 points on the B Impact Assessment—a rigorous test of how our operations and business model impact our people, community, environment, and customers. World of Books Group exceeded this standard, scoring 84.8. B Corp certification is managed by B Lab. B Lab is a non-profit that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs, using the power of business to solve social and environmental issues. Its vision is that all businesses across the globe will measure and manage their impact with the same attention as they do to profit.