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10 January 2024
Just, alongside sister company Arum, has announced today its certification as a B Corporation, joining a community of 7,000 companies globally reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.
Just 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 thorough, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices including worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, companies must legally embed their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.
Carlos Osorio, Group Chief Executive of Arum and Just, commented, “We are extremely proud to become a B Corp, an achievement which was two years in the making for us. At Just, we have always challenged the status quo and continually push to do better than yesterday. We are passionate about helping the wider community alongside our clients through achieving better debt outcomes, so becoming a B Corp felt like a natural next step for us. We hope that this shift towards greater accountability and transparency in our sector continues.”
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, added, “Being able to welcome Just 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. We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector.”
About B Lab UK
B Lab UK is transforming the economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. To date, our global community includes over 7,000 B Corps in 90 countries and 161 industries, and over 150,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.
Just seeks to deliver better debt outcomes.
We believe creditors deserve to get paid. Just uses advanced data science and an integrated approach with multiple service providers to help our creditor clients improve their debt collection activities. And by helping creditors we contribute to lower costs for those that do pay their bills and higher revenues for important public services.
We’re also passionate about customers who are behind on their bills getting treated fairly and appropriately. Just helps its creditor clients understand their customer circumstances and choose the right treatment path to get more engagement and better outcomes. We believe customers that can pay should be encouraged to pay, whilst those who are vulnerable or in hardship should be treated with empathy and receive appropriate support.
Our mission is to help creditors improve how they handle their problem debt. We love data, we like to challenge the status quo and we wake up every day wanting to “do better than yesterday”.
Just media contact
Hannah Woodward, Group Head of Marketing, Brand and Communications