B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk
More Than Lofty Promises
B Corporations are companies that voluntarily meet higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance (as evaluated by the nonprofit B Lab). B Corporations believe that they can do well by doing good, benefiting society while demonstrating strong financial performance.
Certified B Corporations are rated on four Impact Areas:
- Governance - Our mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of practices and policies.
- Workers - Our relationship with our team. Assesses compensation, quality of work environment, communication, and culture.
- Community - Our impact on our community. Includes supplier relations, diversity, and community involvement.
- Environment - Our commitment to environmental best practices. Includes facilities, energy/materials use, and emissions.
While attaining Certified B Corporation status means we've committed to a higher standard than most, we believe this is just the beginning. Achieving 93/200 possible points means we have a long way to go to be the shining example we know we can be, but having an objective third-party measure of our progress means we know where we need to improve.
We hope to report back frequently on our progress as we continue to develop our company as a positive, contributing member of our community and society. Your suggestions and feedback are welcome!
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