B Corp


In May 2024 S+SA Architects became a certified B Corp, joining a growing movement of companies that are reinventing business for the benefit of all people and our shared planet. Verified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, the achievement demonstrates that S+SA Architects meets high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability alongside a commitment to goals beyond shareholder value.

“Over the past 10 years, our practice has grown, establishing a modern practice ethos that has people at the centre of its purpose. We pursued B Corp Certification to join like-minded businesses meeting high standards of social and environmental impact. The certification demonstrates our dedication to reducing our carbon footprint, supporting clients with ESG goals, and helping staff achieve their personal and professional aspirations. The BIA process led to deep self-reflection and alignment of our mission and highlighted areas we can improve on as a practice. The significant milestone marks the beginning of a journey of continuous improvement, empowering our team, collaborating with others and leveraging our expertise to create a more resilient built environment for future generations.”
Joel Smith, Director


Our B Impact Assessment Score

Becoming a certified B Corp is just the start of our journey, It’s a commitment from us to take action, make progress and be accountable for the impact of our work, the communities we work in, our team and the future generation.

It’s a journey of continuous improvement, and the B Impact Assessment process allowed us to identify where we can improve and set future goals.

The assessment takes into account the following five areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers.

Based on the B Impact Assessment, S+SA Architects earned an overall score of 102.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9 and a score of 80 qualifies for B Corp Certification. You can read more about each of our impact areas here.

By benchmarking our scores it helps the practice to set out a future vision and goals for the practice, highlighting areas we can improve on and providing transparency and accountability for our team and customers.

Our B Impact Score 102.8 (5)

"S+SA have been involved with design proposals for the re-development of the Stonebridge Mills site in Wortley, Leeds for some years. Working closely with our client and the Local Authority planning and conservation teams, plans for the site which extends to 3.6 hectares have been granted planning permission and works have now commenced on site".

Project Manager - Stonebridge Mills

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