We are now a B-Corp

June 11, 2024 3 min read

AYMES Achieves B-Corp Certification: A Milestone in Our Journey Towards Sustainability and Social Responsibility


B-Corp is a prestigious certificate awarded to companies that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Being a B-Corp certified company signifies a commitment to balancing purpose and profitability, ensuring business practices benefit employees, communities, and the planet. For AYMES, obtaining this certification is a testament to our values and mission to create positive change in the world.

Why B-Corp Certification Matters to AYMES

AYMES is proud to be B-Corp certified! This achievement reflects our dedication to being a force for good. The journey to becoming a B-Corp was driven by our desire to align our business operations with our core values. Our CEO Roger emphasises, "Pursuing B-Corp certification was a natural step for AYMES. It underscores our commitment to ethical practices and sustainability."

Our path to B-Corp certification involved rigorous assessments and improvements in various areas, including remote working, charitable contributions, community support, environmental responsibility, and sustainability. We are excited to continue this journey and strive for an even greater impact.

AYMES and B-Corp Certification

Becoming B-Corp certified is a significant milestone for AYMES and our stakeholders. It assures our employees, customers, and partners that we are dedicated to social and environmental excellence. At AYMES, we value our relationships with healthcare professionals, patients, and the wider community. We already pledge 5% of our profits to charitable causes in the UK, focusing on improving the lives of those in need and will continue to do so. Our recent support includes volunteering at local charities, local food banks and donating products to UNICEF.

Our commitment to transparency and integrity means implementing changes with clear communication and diverse leadership. This certification reinforces our pledge to operate with fairness and accountability.

Contributing to NHS Net Zero Goals

The NHS Net Zero Goals aim to make the UK’s National Health Service net zero by 2040. AYMES contributes to these goals by integrating sustainability into our operations. Working remotely since AYMES was founded in 2013, we use 25-50% renewable energy sources, significantly reducing our carbon footprint compared to traditional office setups.

Our sustainable packaging initiatives, such as Actagain Juce in Tetra Pak cartons, further reduces environmental impact. These 200ml cartons are made from 63% plant-based materials and use 4x less plastic compared to 200ml high-density polyethylene bottles,1 contributing to an 11% reduction in carbon emissions.2 Our commitment to reducing plastic extends to our compact oral nutritional supplement format, which uses 57% less packaging,3 and is always an important consideration when it comes to new product development.

AYMES' Commitment to Sustainability

Beyond B-Corp certification, AYMES is dedicated to broader sustainability efforts. We collaborate with manufacturers to source raw ingredients sustainably, including our "palm oil promise" to use only certified sustainable palm oil. We also produce resources to support better recycling practices for our products.

Our environmental initiatives include using responsibly sourced paperboard for Tetra Pak packaging, contributing to forest conservation. These efforts demonstrate our ongoing commitment to making environmentally conscious decisions throughout our supply chain.

Creating a Better World

AYMES’ sustainability efforts have a broader impact on society and the environment. Our vision is to create a better and more beautiful world through responsible business practices. We invite you to join us on this journey towards positive change. Together, we can make a significant difference in improving health and well-being while protecting our planet.


In summary, AYMES’ B-Corp certification underscores our commitment to sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical business practices. This milestone is a reflection of our ongoing efforts to balance purpose and profitability. We encourage you to learn more about AYMES and support our mission to create a positive impact in the world.

The hard work doesn’t stop here. Revalidation and recertification are required every three years, ensuring that AYMES continues to uphold the highest standards and strive for continuous improvement. We are dedicated to treating our employees well, offering fair wages, good benefits, and investing in their growth and well-being.

Join us as we continue to work towards a better future for all.


  1. Comparison based on AYMES data on file; Tetra Pak. Tetra Pak Packaging for AYMES presentation (accessed Jan 2024): Compared to HDPE bottle weighing 20g.
  2. AYMES data on file: Tetra Pak. Tetra Pak Packaging for AYMES presentation; (accessed Oct 2023).
  3. ActaGain 600 (250ml bottle) uses 57% less packaging compared to 2 x 125ml (compact-style) bottles.