As a leading black-owned and female-led, Diversity and Inclusion service provider, we are delighted to announce our certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Diversifying Group has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.

The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, Diversifying Group legally embedded our commitment to purpose beyond profit in our company articles.

Cynthia V Davis CBE, CEO and Founder of Diversifying Group says: “We’re so proud of our B Impact Score of 123; we worked hard to reach a level over and beyond the industry and UK average. However, like all of us, Diversifying Group are on a journey. As part of the B Corp Movement, we’re required to recertify every three years. Never content to sit back and coast once we reach a goal, we’re refreshing our objectives to continually reach new heights and drive positive change through our business practices. We’re moving inclusion forward”.

Diversifying Group is now part of a community of 6,279 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,100 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.

Diversifying Group’s B Corp certification signals a positive shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the Diversity and Inclusion sector.

Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “Being able to welcome Diversifying Group to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit”.

Following our exciting news, Diversifying Group is delighted to offer a 20% discount off our services to fellow certified B Corps. For more information please email:
Find out more about our motivations for certifying, and our visions for the future, via the recent blog post on the Media Centre of our website.

About Diversifying Group:
Diversifying Group (formerly BAME Recruitment) are a Diversity and Inclusion Services organisation. They are a Black-owned, female-led business, employing a talented intersectional team of people. Founded by the award-winning Cynthia V Davis CBE in 2015, they have built a reputation for being a supportive but critical partner.
Diversifying Group provide a blend of Talent Attraction, Executive Search, Recruitment Marketing, Events, Training and Consultancy Services to support organisations on their journey to inclusive working.