What does it mean to be a certified B Corporation?

During the month of March, A Beautiful Green is celebrating B Corp Month – an entire month dedicated to celebrating businesses who are doing things differently and driving change. 

 

But what is B Corp?

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit, led by people using business as a force for good. The certification framework measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance, evaluating how your company’s operations and business model impact your workers, community, environment, and customers. 

Certified B Corporations believe that it’s possible to have a great business, while also protecting the environment, taking care of your employees, and giving back to society. Today, there are more than 3,800 certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 74 countries with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business. 

 

How does the B Corp assessment work? 

The BIA (B Impact Assessment), used by over 50,000 businesses, is a free, online platform that evaluates how your company interacts with your workers, customers, community, and environment. Any company can complete the assessment on its own and submit the assessment to begin the certification process.

 

Who is behind B Corp?

B Corp certification is awarded by B Lab – the non-profit organisation that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet. And we at A Beautiful Green couldn’t agree more! 

B Lab conducts a rigorous evaluation of every part of a business wanting to be certified. Read more about them here: https://bcorporation.net/certification 

 

But why paying a sustainability consultant to do the job?

A Beautiful Green has a team of experienced sustainability consultants whose mission is to guide clients through their sustainability journey. Whether the company is ready to be certified, or simply trying to measure its impact, our team adapts to our clients’ needs and pace.   

The cherry on the cake? We are a team of B Leaders – we attended a training programme designed by B Lab, to empower people who want to lead organisations through the B Corp certification and work with businesses to measure what matters.

That’s right. We work with businesses of all sizes, types of industry and country, helping them measuring what matters, and guiding them through the certification. 

However, it is important to mention that a company is not obliged to work with an external consultant in order to go through the certification process. It all depends on the company’s needs and resources.

 

So why a B Corp Month? 

Well, all certified B Corps deserve to be celebrated. The certification process is a journey, measuring its impact is crucial, and proving that you made it is extraordinary. For these reasons we join B Lab during the month of March, every year, to celebrate and promote all B Corps around our amazing planet. 

Want to find out more? Contact us today for more information.