Gamban has disclosed its certification as a B Corporation, which the gambling blocking software firm said sees it join “a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit”.

The group has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent a commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit. 

This recognition addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of governance, workers, community, environment and customers. 

Applicants are required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. In addition, the company must legally embed a commitment to purpose beyond profit.

Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, explained: “We are delighted to welcome Gamban to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. 

“We know that Gamban are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward. 

“We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. 

“Welcoming Gamban is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the responsible gambling industry. 

“We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support Gamban in paving the way for a new way of doing things”. 

Gamban is now part of a community of over 45,000 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,000 companies and includes brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.