Langley’s becomes B Corp businessBy Nicola Carruthers
British producer Langley’s has gained B Corp certification as it aims to become the ‘most responsible, accessible gin brand’ in the market.
Charter Brands, the owner of Langley’s Gin, has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement.
It is now part of a community of 5,575 businesses globally who have been given the B Corp accreditation, including English gin producer Warner’s Distillery and Diageo-owned Baileys liqueur.
The criteria measures a firm’s social impact across categories. These requirements include corporate governance, the environment, community, employees and customers.
Langley’s uses a 60% post-consumer recycled (PCR) glass bottle, along with 100% recycled labels and outer cases. The company is also a member of 1% for the Planet, whereby 1% of its annual revenue is donated to environmental causes.
Matt Ashton-Melia, director at Charter Brands, said: “We’re delighted to join the B-Corp community after working relentlessly towards this outcome over recent years.
“We’ve been focused on implementing a series of positive changes to our business, which have enabled us to become one of the most responsible gin brands in the market, whilst remaining a commercially attractive proposition.
“There is still work to be done in order to become the most sustainable yet accessible gin brand in the market, but this is a positive step forward in our journey to realising that ambition.”
Last month, Charter Brands secured a distribution deal to establish Langley’s Gin in France.
In December last year, Langley’s Gin made its debut in Uruguay via distributor Lidewen.