What is a B Corp?And why does it matter?
Unlike traditional companies, certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment. Certification by B Lab, a nonprofit organization, is attained after meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. There are currently 3,243 certified B Corporations in 71 countries, from over 150 industries: all share one common goal, to use the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.
Why We Become a Certified B Corp
In 2015, we learned about B Corp Certification and knew that someday we wanted to join the amazing community of companies dedicated to making business a force for good.
In 2018, we began meeting with Heather Paulsen, a B Corp Certification consultant, to make this dream a reality, and in 2019 we became a California benefit corporation, taking us one step closer to becoming a Certified B Corp. As a benefit corporation, we are legally committed to a triple bottom line: financial, social and environmental.
The process of becoming a Certified B Corp challenged us to hardwire our values into every aspect of our company, from our policies and procedures to our relationships with all stakeholders: clients, employees, vendors, and shareholders.
On February 25, 2020, we received notification that we achieved B Corp Certification. Being a Certified B Corp means we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. The Certified B Corp standards help guide every decision we make: who we choose to work with, which projects we take on, and how we do our work. We also use the Certified B Corp standards to measure our success.
We are honored to be a part of the Certified B Corp community.