The world is changing so rapidly, and we are finally all aware that whatever the size or type of our organisation, how we operate impacts people and the environment. Surely, we must all strive to make a positive contribution to society and this fragile planet that is our home?
It’s the right thing to do.
But it is also JUST GOOD BUSINESS
Because in today’s society, responsible businesses will be the most profitable and sustainable.
No business is too small to make a difference. No organisation is too big to be held accountable.
And so, we invite you to come on a journey with us, starting with the Responsible Business/Social Value Course.
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We launched with a mission…
The Organisation for Responsible Businesses was registered as a company limited by shares in February 2009 and converted to a Community Interest Company in February 2019, although by the very nature of our work the company has always been a social enterprise.
ORB launched in February 2010 with a mission to change the world, one small business at a time.
That mission remains the same today.
ORB is primarily a membership organisation for ethical and responsible SMEs.
In addition to basic membership, we have a separate auditable certification, the Responsible Business Standard, which will be launched as an online course very soon.
But the story of ORB began a long time before our launch, and our journey in the last 10 years or so has been far from straightforward!