\r\n\r\nVerm-X has announced it has received certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp) for having met \u201crigorous\u201d social and environmental standards which \u201crepresent its commitment to goals outside of profit\u201d.\r\n\r\nVerm-X was founded in 2002 by managing director Philip Ghazala in response to concerns around anthelmintic resistance and the amount of pharmaceuticals being used in daily animal care.\r\n\r\nThe company is now part of a community of 5,818 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business\u2019 operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers.\r\n\r\nAs a B Corp, Verm-X joins a global economy that \u201cuses business for good\u201d, creating benefits for customers, employees and the environment. Verm-X said its certification means it has been recognised by B Lab as meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.\r\n\r\nChris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK, said: \u201cWe are delighted to welcome Verm-X to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe know that Verm-X is going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward.\u201d\r\n\r\nThere are currently over 950 B Corps in the UK and 5,818 worldwide. Other pet industry B Corps include Naturaw, Lily\u2019s Kitchen and Beco.