ABOUT B CORPS

WHAT ARE B CORPS?

Certified B Corps are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit. They are a community of leaders, driving of a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good.
“Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.”

WHO IS DOING IT? 

There are currently 3499 certified B Corps in 150 industries from 74 countries around the world including companies such as Patagonia, Hootsuite, Danone, Innocent Drinks, The Body Shop, Tom’s Shoes, Havas, Bulb Energy, Harrogate Water, Bates Wells, We Transfer and Ella’s Kitchen.
Becoming a B Corp was a natural next step but it is much, much more than a certification. We are joining and adding momentum to an important movement – one that wants to shift the image of business from greed to good.
-Innocent Drinks

WHO IS DOING IT? 

There are currently 3499 certified B Corps in 150 industries from 74 countries around the world including companies such as Patagonia, Hootsuite, Danone, Innocent Drinks, The Body Shop, Tom’s Shoes, Havas, Bulb Energy, Harrogate Water, Bates Wells, We Transfer and Ella’s Kitchen.
Becoming a B Corp was a natural next step but it is much, much more than a certification. We are joining and adding momentum to an important movement – one that wants to shift the image of business from greed to good.
-Innocent Drinks

WHY DO IT? 

People want to work for, buy from, and invest in businesses they believe in. B Corp Certification is one of the most powerful ways to build credibility, trust, and value for your business. It also provides opportunities to:

Join a movement of market leaders and access a global community of like-minded businesses

Establish a framework to understand and improve the impact you have on your team, the community, the environment and your clients 

Engage your team and attract new talent

Build customer loyalty and access new markets

Credibly communicate your values and avoid perceptions of “greenwashing” and “purposewashing”

Stand out from your competitors

Learn from some of the best companies in the world to advance your expertise

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

To become a certified B Corporation, your company must:

> Get verified: Achieve a minimum verified score of 80 on the B Impact Assessment—an assessment of your company’s impact on your workers, customers, community, and environment with reassessment every 3 years

> Demonstrate transparency: Make your B Impact Report visible on the B Corp Directory

> Show your commitment: Sign the BCorp Declaration of Interdependence

> Make it legal: Amend your legal governing documents to commit to consider the impact of your decisions on all your stakeholders, not just shareholders

Find out more about how we help you to become a Certified B Corp 
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