Bristol, UK – September 4th 2019 – Yala Jewellery today announced that it has received a 2019 Best For The World Award in the Governance List from B Lab, the non-profit organisation behind B Corp.
Every year, B Lab recognises the top-performing Certified B Corporations around the world with verified B Impact Assessment scores in the top 10% of all B Corps.
This award recognises that through their business activities, Yala places in the top 10% of B Corporations globally with strong governance policies.
“Every day as we work to achieve our brand goals, we are also working to create a better world” said Yala Founder and CEO Audrey Migot-Adholla.
“After Yala became the first jewellery company in the UK to achieve B Corp Certification, it means the world to be recognised in this way. We hope this is will encourage others in our industry to follow in our footsteps”.
About B Corp
In a nutshell, B Corp is similar to Fairtrade, but considers the ethics of the entire company, rather than individual products like coffee or bananas.
Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider and verify the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community and on the environment.
About Yala Jewellery
Yala is a female-founded jewellery brand, ethically and sustainably made in Kenya by artisans working in the informal sector. The company works with over 150 artisans, including a group of women from the Maasai tribe.
Yala ensures they receive fair wages, safe and healthy work environments, and real recognition for their talent.
The Yala collection is inspired by modern Africa and features designs are informed by traditional jewellery from the various tribes and cultures from across the continent, updated with a modern twist.
The brand produces small batch collections that are collaboratively created with the artisans and designed to have as little environmental impact as possible.