Gloucestershire B Corp increases staff productivity and happiness with four-day week

A B Corp-certified environmental consultancy based in Cirencester has significantly increased its employees' productivity and happiness by introducing a four-day working week.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Jon Berry, of environmental consultancy Tyler Grange, has reported incredible results for the firm after its year of working a four-day week.

Tyler Grange, an environmental consultancy in Rendcomb near Cirencester, is celebrating one year as a certified B Corp — and has just released a report on the impact of implementing a four-day working week for its staff.

The firm has over 100 staff and introduced its four-day week policy in June 2022 at the same time as achieving its B Corp certification. As part of its four-day policy, the firm closes its offices on Fridays with no loss of pay or benefits to staff — and since its inception, the company has seen some incredible results. 

As a direct outcome of reduced hours, Tyler Grange reported that its employees are 14 per cent happier and 29 per cent less tired, while absences are down by 66 per cent. Its operations have seen a productivity increase to 109 per cent in just 80 per cent of the time.

The firm's environmental impact has greatly reduced too, with its annual business mileage reduced by a significant 24,000 miles, resulting in a huge carbon emissions reduction.

Jon Berry, director of people, places and purpose at Tyler Grange, said: 'Our new impact report brings together all of our actions, including the many steps we’ve taken over the last 12 months and our plan for what’s to come.

'As a business for good, we’ve always believed that growth must not come at the expense of our ethics, and we’re now working within a framework for continuous improvement across all B Corp Impact Assessment areas. It highlights our mission to constantly work hard to become better and to attract people who share our values to work with and for us.

'We should all be working together to achieve transformational change for people and the planet.'

Tyler Grange is one of only a handful of four-day week companies globally to be B Corp-certified and in the last year alone donated £10,000 to charity alongside thousands of hours of paid volunteering time. 

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