Over 3500 corporations across 70 countries are redefining the way they do business, for good.
WHAT IS A B CORPORATION?
Certified B Corporations®, or B Corps™ for short, are for-profit companies that are third-party certified for reaching the highest levels of verified environmental and social responsibility. B Corps are dedicated to using business as a force for good™.
What does it mean to be a Certified B Corporation?
Certified B Corporations have a vision for success in business that is both more inclusive and sustainable. By reaching the highest verified standards for social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability for all stakeholders, these for-profit organizations are part of a global movement for the greater good. Combining both profit and purpose, B Corps leave a positive impact on their employees, their communities, and the environment. The certification provides a third-party verification of a corporations’ environmental and social impact.
Who certifies B-Corporations?
The B-Lab is the non-profit behind the B-Corp brand, which has created this global movement to use business as a force for good. They realized that our social and environmental problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone, so they have brought together over 3500 corporations to date to aid in some of our social and environmental issues.
How does a business become B Corp certified?
To become a B Corporation, companies complete a certification process. This process analyzes companies’ environmental and social impacts. It takes into consideration a companies’ environmental footprint, employee benefits, charitable contributions, supply chain, and input materials. To meet the requirements for certification, companies are likely to implement additional policies that ensure a commitment to environmental and social change through their operational model and everyday practices. Considering the impact that business decisions have on stakeholders is legally required through B-Corp certification.
Why Does B Corp Certification matter to businesses?
Companies choose to certify because it allows them to:
• Lead a movement
• Build relationships
• Attract talent
• Improve Impact
• Amplify voice
• Protect Mission
Attaining a B Corp certification is considered a better way of doing business. This certification is your ticket into a global movement that is redefining the way business is done, to consider the impact it leaves on people and on the planet. A certification allows you to leave a positive impact with your business, and attract employees who also care about tackling social and environmental issues.
How many companies are certified?
Companies spanning 150 industries share these goals that align with their missions to partner profit and purpose and create the new standard for environmental and social responsibility.
Who is B Corp certification for?
For companies that care. B Corporations are paving the way for corporations with a mission to serve a greater purpose. B Corporations demonstrate the highest standard for social and environmental responsibility. They implement practices and policies committed to reducing their environmental footprint, empowering their employees, and contributing to their community.
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