British emissions-free delivery company XeroE has certified as a B Corporation, joining an impressive global community of organisations reinventing business by balancing profit with people and the planet.
The last mile delivery company has become a B Corp trailblazer in prompting B Labs to create two new Impact Business Models reflecting its pioneering work in the deliveries space and its proprietary emissions calculator and reporting tool developed in partnership with Imperial College London.
XeroE will earn the Resource Conservation Impact Business Model for human powered bike deliveries and the Renewable/Cleaner-Burning Energy Impact Business Model for electric vehicle deliveries. These new models set a high benchmark for future B Corp applicants, driving the continual development of better business practices.
XeroE, who scored 108.8 on the B Impact assessment, is fast becoming the delivery firm of choice for purpose driven businesses, including popular British brands Bloom & Wild and Crack Magazine. This year alone, XeroE has helped its partners achieve an average 82% saving in CO2 emissions through 264,130 carbon neutral deliveries, using a mix of electric vehicles and bikes.
This year so far XeroE have saved the NHS £13,000* and a staggering 751 days of human lifetime as a result of the reductions in air pollution from their deliveries. Central to the B Corp mission is a desire to encourage others to align their practices with the UN Sustainability Goals. XeroE is supporting customers in better reporting of their carbon footprint using their emissions calculator and the savings they make by switching to clean air deliveries.
XeroE currently delivers in urban areas across London, Bristol, Bath and Manchester using a fleet of bikes, cargo bikes, e-cars and e-vans, and has plans to expand into other UK cities next year. The transport business scored 108.8 in the B Impact Assessment – the rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
Core to XeroE’s practice is a genuine commitment to the environment, its people, the wider community, and its customers. XeroE’s people are its most prized asset, the business ensures those working in the gig economy are given a London living wage for personal and community health. The community also benefits through XeroE’s clean air incentive, which champions better health for cities and residences.
Steve Evans, CEO and co-founder of XeroE, comments:
“We’re delighted to join the growing community of businesses globally pursuing purpose as well as profit. XeroE was founded with one mission: to improve the quality of air in cities across the UK. This certification endorses our commitment to people and the planet as we continue to prioritise the quality of life for those who live, work and breathe in our cities.”
XeroE is now part of a community of 4,000 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. Representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, the UK B Corp community consists of over 400 companies and include well-known brands such as Ben & Jerrys, Gousto and Innocent.