B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
We registered for B Corp certification as B Corp reflects the values upon which our company was founded and it matches our operating philosophies today. We became B Corp because we believe that doing business goes beyond the financial performance of a company. The B Corp Impact Assessment will serve as a roadmap and guide to become a better organization over the years.
There are currently over 1,000 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries in 34 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
It’s like Fair Trade certification but for the whole business, not just a bag of coffee (or USDA Organic certification, but not just for a carton of milk; or LEED certification, but not just for a building).
The performance standards are comprehensive and transparent. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders (e.g. workers, suppliers, community, and the environment).
Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment).