We are delighted to announce that Totum is now a Certified B Corporation, reflecting our longstanding and continuing commitment to make a positive difference to our world in all that we do. Coming at the same time as our business’s 20th anniversary, we are particularly delighted to gain this recognition, which very much reflects what has been our ethos from the start: that profit and caring can, and should, go hand in hand.

‘As a recruitment firm, we have always believed we play a vital role at the heart of our sector bringing together individuals and firms in a way that prioritises honesty, integrity, and equity of opportunity for all,’ says Totum Director Deborah Gray. ‘We are thrilled to now join the wider community of Certified B Corporations that are similarly committed to making their businesses a force for good in the world.’

B Corp Certification designates a business as meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability and transparency. It covers a wide range of social and environmental factors from employee wellbeing, benefits and career development, client feedback programmes, and charitable work to environmental protection including supply chain practices. The process is rigorous and requires engagement across the whole business to provide insights into operations, structure, work processes and how stated values translate into action.

‘The B Corp Certification is the culmination of a project that has taken over 12 months to complete and has touched upon every part of our business,’ says Sarah Broad, Totum’s Head of Marketing and Projects. ‘It has enabled us to thoroughly review all of our structures and processes, and has instilled a culture of continuous improvement that we will take into our future work and business partnerships.’

We work with firms across the professional services sector that share the view that good business comes from a holistic outlook incorporating careful and continuous consideration of the culture, values and behaviours that drive sustainable success. We now look forward to taking our B Corp Certification into the next part of our journey, to work alongside our clients, candidates and wider community, to further support positive change for all.

We will continue to report on progress. In the meantime, find out more about our Totum Foundation, including our Totum Bursary and our environmental pledge, or take a look at Our Community work, including our latest diversity report.

If you would like to know anything more about our B Corp Certification, please contact [email protected]