B Impact Report

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Green&Blue

Bee Brick Bee Houses and Bee hotels, Bird feeders, Bird houses. British Made.
Certified Since: November, 2018
Location: Perranporth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Sector: Manufacturing

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83.3

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

"Ultimately we just want to make a difference, make a positive impact for our wildlife."

Green&Blue was founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Gavin and Kate Christman, who met whilst working at Dyson. Relocating to Cornwall, the couple launched with the Birdball birdhouse, a spherical, ceramic birdhouse inspired by the true form of nature. The Birdball birdhouse went on to win design awards from Wayne Hemingway and to be stocked by prestigious names like the Conran shop.

In 2014, after several years of prototyping and testing, Green&Blue launched the Bee Brick, a concrete nesting site for solitary bees, designed to be used in place of a standard brick or block in construction, as well as freestanding in the garden. Again, Bee Brick was inspired by the way in which historically solitary bees nest in old crumbling walls, which are fast disappearing as we build ever more 'perfect' properties. Bee Brick won the Soil Association Innovation award that same year.

Green&Blue are determined to change the conversation around sustainable housing so that biodiversity becomes of equal importance to factors like heat, energy and water. Becoming a B Corp is a really exciting step on that journey.

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