05 Aug WWA collaborates in B Corp people and culture working group
We are over the moon with our recent B CorpTM certification! After we received the news we had successfully achieved B CorpTM status, we were invited to join the People and Culture Working Group.
The People and Culture Working Group is a collaborative community of HR/People professionals who are like-minded, looking to learn and share best practice with other B CorpsTM from a variety of industries and sectors.
After a period of intermission, the working group is starting up again and actively seeking volunteers to take on the roles of co-chair.
Our HR Manager, Victoria, jumped at the opportunity to volunteer. Victoria was soon asked to join as co-chair, alongside with two other fantastic HR professionals whose organisations had already been certified B CorpsTM for several years
Their first challenge as co-chairs is to define the purpose of the group. They have begun to draft the groups’ mission and objectives which will be finalised at the first meeting with the entire group.
The People and Culture Working Group is formed by B CorpsTM. They will work collaboratively to explore topics specifically related to people and culture. This is an incredible opportunity for WWA to work alongside other B CorpsTM who strive to use business as a force for good.
There are currently 23 other HR/People professionals have come forward to join the working group however we are thrilled to see that it seems to be growing daily!
Victoria met (virtually) with the two other co-chairs recently to talk about their plans going forward. It was immensely valuable to share their experiences in becoming a B CorpTM, in addition to hearing how they have handled lockdown and the strategies they have put in place to keep people safe.
They discussed the future of the working environment and how recent events are revealing new possibilities for organisations. It provided a glimpse into how beneficial the group will be for WWA and our own best practices in the future. The group allows the opportunity to hear other perspectives and their different ways of working. In turn, we share how we are working towards doing business better for People, Places and Planet.
Going forward the group is likely to meet once a quarter over a video call but ideally, the group would like to meet up face to face at least once a year, once restrictions have lifted.
Victoria looks forward to meeting the rest of the group and discovering more about them, their organisations and seeing what they can achieve as a collaborative force.