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MR MARVIS is the largest Dutch clothing brand to become a Certified B Corporation

We are very proud to announce that MR MARVIS is officially a Certified B Corporation (B Corp). As a B Corp, we are part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.

Ever since the launch of our first pair of perfect shorts - back in 2016 - we have strived to make conscious decisions in every aspect of our business. From being an inclusive and considerate employer, to producing in Portugal using more sustainable materials. As a B Corp, MR MARVIS is now officially part of a community of businesses spearheading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. We join the ranks of thousands of like-minded businesses worldwide, including conscious brands Allbirds, Chloé, Patagonia, and Veja.

MR MARVIS has surpassed the required minimum score of 80 points to become a B Corp, achieving a notable score of 101.7 on the B Impact Assessment. The average score for B Corps in the Netherlands is 83.7 points, while non-B Corps typically score around 50 points. This achievement reflects our commitment to responsible business practices and a positive impact on society and the environment.

“After a two-year team effort, we are proud to call ourselves the largest Dutch clothing brand to become a B Corp. While we take pride in this achievement, it is one step in an ongoing journey. Becoming a B Corp is a testament that we are on the right path. We are very proud of this achievement and remain committed to further enhancing our positive impact on people & planet.” - David Sipkens, co-founder & CEO

“To achieve B Corp certification is a major milestone for MR MARVIS. We are happy to welcome them to our B Corp community and wish them well as they continue in their sustainability journey.” (Tessa van Soest, Executive Director B Lab Benelux)

All social and environmental efforts that contribute to our B Corp certification can be found in the first edition of our annual Action Report. This report gives a detailed insight into MR MARVIS’ social and environmental decisions and their impact. You can find the full report via the link below. However, to give you a brief summary, here are some highlights that have greatly contributed to our achievement of becoming a certified B Corporation:

  1. The use of environmentally preferred materials (organic, recycled, and recyclable), a permanent collection of timeless designs and no end-of-season sales.
  2. High standards for working conditions which are formalised through a Code of Conduct that was signed by all our production partners.
  3. Supporting charitable causes, both through monetary donations and team volunteering work.
  4. We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving net zero emissions by 2030. To reach this goal, we thoroughly assess all emissions related to our operations and offset 110% of unavoidable emissions.
  5. In 2022 we donated a total of almost €60,000 to charities. We doubled all donations made by employees, and our employees invested 174 hours of their time in volunteering projects.

Obtaining the B Corp certification represents a significant achievement in MR MARVIS’ mission to make people around the world feel marvellous. But we are not done yet. The certification offers a valuable framework, helping to implement further improvements in all aspects of our business. We will remain focused on improving our impact - until the recertification in 2026 and beyond.

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