Spring 2018 is an exciting time here at the Gladstone as we announce that we have been officially certified as a B Corp! What exactly does this mean? Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement, encouraging businesses to improve the market through sustainable and social change. The Gladstone Hotel, along with 2,400 other companies and organizations worldwide, are practicing at a socially and environmentally conscious level.
What’s even more exciting is the fact that the Gladstone is the only hotel in Canada to become B Corp certified, and the 11th worldwide! We’re all about standing out and doing things out of the ordinary here, so is this any surprise?
What’s it all About?
Eager to see a shift in the hospitality industry, we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of this global movement. Since day one, the Gladstone has been creating practical solutions to becoming eco-friendly and strengthening relationships within local economies. This has lead to initiatives such as Harvest Wednesdays, the YIMBY festival, and installing two green roofs at the hotel.
The Gladstone team is always looking ahead and aiming to improve our business and the effects it has on surrounding communities. In becoming B Corp certified, we hope to encourage our guests, employees, vendors, cultural partners and fellow artists to consider our values and reflect what this could mean on a global scale.
It’s All in the Numbers
We’re pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last few years! Hopefully these numbers can encourage and inspire others in the hospitality industry to operate in a similar fashion:
These numbers represent only some of what we’ve been up to at the Gladstone over the last 15 years, and we hope to see even more change over the next 15!
Join us for our official announcement and Art for Business panel discussion (followed by cocktails!) on May 16. RSVP here.