B Corp Status
We are applying for Certified B Corp status. This scheme recognising businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Enshrining Happerley Marque Independence
Continue to develop consumer understanding and awareness
We are now progressing to have constituted a not for profit entity for the Happerley certification marque. This will ensure Happerley perpetually provides a credible currency of provenance truth for the benefit of all. The Happerley Advisory Board will help oversee this transition.
Empowering consumers to gain an understanding of the sustainability impacts of a purchase through a variety of initiatives, endorsements, licenses and alliances:
- #Feedmetruth; Our Feed Me Truth schools campaign, encouraging schools and colleges to turn their supply chains transparent, will resume in February with a programme of activity supported by Co - operative Childcare.
- 'Provenance Reporter'; We will be actively educating and encouraging consumers to identify misleading or false provenance claims, and reporting them to us by using our Provenance Reporter feature on the Happerley app.
- Happerley Food Fests; Intrdoducing an event format for farm hosting to help connect families with food, farming and wellbeing.
Adding value for Happerley Transparent businesses, organisations and events
We aim to grow the client benefits to becoming Happerley Transparent, and improve our client relationships.
We continue to invite all food and drink organisations who help the consumer understand the journey of their food and drink, the opportunity to network into our information hub for free. Through our unique QR code, we want the consumer to be able to discover what every accreditation and certification attached to every entity in the supply chain actually means.
We will be working with more events and festivals to validate the provenance claims of their caterers and / or food and drink vendors, and supporting the credibility of third party schemes and brands wishing to apply their own criteria to our supply chain information.
HATS (Happerley Assessment for Transparent Sustainability)
We are leading the development of the world’s first sustainability guidance for food and drink and other purchases. The project will take into account the whole lifecycle and be designed to empower consumers to make educated choices at point of sale.