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Celebrating B Corp Month

Celebrating B Corp Month
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It's B Corp month! That means it's time to raise awareness of the B Corp movement; to celebrate all of the strides we've made and to look forward to a brighter future for business. 


One of our proudest achievements of recent years was getting our B Corp certification from B Lab - the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.


They have a clear mission – don’t stop until all business is a force for good! To join their global network we underwent a comprehensive evaluation of our business practices, governance, operations, supply chain, and social and environmental impact.


Read on to find out more about the changes we made!


Eco-Friendly Jigsaws

For all our jigsaws we use 100% recycled puzzle board, collaborating with the best artists from around the world to bring you beautifully illustrated pieces designed to fit perfectly together. We also use premium puzzle board to ensure durability and sustainability go hand in hand!


But that's not all—we now use biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap, significantly reducing our plastic waste.


Our puzzle boxes feature a gloss coating for extra protection, and the puzzle pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by most councils.


Charity Work

We do our best to support many charities and initiatives which give back to our communities. Recently we donated 100 copies of our hit game Quirk! to the Board Game Club library initiative – a programme to bring the joy of gaming to our local communities by utilising library spaces!


We also launched Portsmouth Flypast in collaboration with Help for Heroes in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. 7% of the proceeds for each sale are being donated to the charity.


Back in 2022 launched our Great Osmond Street Hospital jigsaw in collaboration with the charity, making an initial donation alongside donations for every purchase.


We are also long-time supporters of Jigsaw4U, a charity which helps children, young people and families put the pieces of their lives back together following social and emotional difficulties.


Company Culture

We’ve worked hard to create a compassionate, equitable and inclusive company culture which is socially and environmentally sustainable for future generations.


We've installed solar panels in the office to help reduce our carbon footprint. We also recycle a minimum of 85% of our waste. We champion diversity, equality and empowerment in our workplace. We have numerous programmes to help our staff grow and develop professionally, alongside personal support to ensure high levels of well-being.


We have a longstanding commitment to compassionate and fair treatment of all of our staff and customers. Externally, this ethic is reflected by our 4.9-star average Trust Pilot review score for exemplary customer service!  


Production Lines

We’ve localised our manufacturing, moving away from production in China and working with factories based in the EU and UK. This reduces the carbon footprint of our production lines and creates more work in our local regions!


We’ve also taken many steps to ensure fair pay throughout our entire production process. This is part of our dedication to fighting poverty and inequality!


We’re really proud of all the strides we’ve made in making our business more equitable, sustainable and responsible. B Lab is an amazing organisation, and we couldn’t be happier to be part of the amazing movement they’re leading.


We have made many changes, but we’re not done. B Corp Certification isn’t a destination - it’s an invitation to join the journey to better business. We're going along or the ride and hope we can inspire as many businesses as possible to join too.


We plan to continue optimising Gibsons as a force for good in the world as long as we’re in business. For now though, we’re very proud to be part of the B Corp family, and are excited to see what the future holds!


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