Lind & Lime attains B-Corp certification

Organic gin firm achieves its sustainability goal

Edinburgh-based gin maker Lind & Lime has been granted its B-Corp certification in time for B-Corp month.

EDINBURGH-based organic gin distillery Lind & Lime has achieved its B Corp certification, tying in with national B Corp month.

Founded in 2018, Lind & Lime now makes up one of the only 19 gin distilleries worldwide to hold the certification, marking it as the fourth Scottish gin distiller to attain B Corp status. The other three include Botanist Gin, North Uist Distillery and The House of Botanicals.

Ian Stirling, co-founder at Lind & Lime, said: “The B Corp certification felt crucial for us. It validates our commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices but perhaps more importantly, it provides us with a credible and recognised framework to measure our social and environmental impact.

“Being a B Corp aligns with our core values and mission, serving as a guiding principle for everything we do. It’s not just about being a profitable business; it’s about using our platform to drive meaningful change and contribute to a better future for all.”

The firm said this will help to solidify its position as a leader in ethical business practices within the spirits industry.

B Corp certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.

Samuel Travers, head of gin at Lind & Lime, said: “B Corp certification has a significant impact on our day-to-day operations by embedding sustainability and social responsibility into every aspect of our business.

“It influences decision-making processes, from sourcing materials to interacting with stakeholders. It guides our choices in selecting suppliers who share our values of ethical sourcing and responsible production.

“It also affects our internal policies and practices, such as employee well-being initiatives and waste management strategies.

“Overall, being a B Corp shapes our organisational culture, driving us to continually improve and innovate in ways that benefit both people and the planet.”