We want to design the most desirable product for you, but we don’t want to stop there. Our mission is to have a positive social impact in the communities we work with. We want to become more sustainable as companies and individuals, and our journey has only just begun.
For these and many other reasons, B Corp is the next big step in the right direction for us.
WHAT IS B CORP?
B Corporation, or B Corp for short, is a private certification of for-profit companies that evaluates the company's social and environmental practices and certifies those companies that meet the highest standards of audited social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability Balancing profit and purpose.
"B CORP IS TO BUSINESS WHAT FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATION IS TO COFFEE OR USDA ORGANIC CERTIFICATION IS TO MILK."
WHAT DOES THE PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
The process of becoming B Corp certified is a journey in itself. The certification process includes a management tool provided by B-Lab that is used by over 50,000 companies worldwide and helps companies assess their impact on various stakeholders, including their employees, the community, customers and the environment.
This platform required us to dive deep into our operations, assess where we stand on each issue, and answer approximately 200 questions across five key impact areas: governance, employees, community, environment, and customers.
Out of the 200 questions we need to score 80, with each question providing a breakdown of the points one can receive as a company depending on your business practices. Once approved, certification lasts three years before recertification is required.
Companies that go through the rigorous certification process commit to their values and show other companies and their customers that they are committed to being a values-driven company.
As a company, this is our main driving force, so we want to do everything in our power to ensure sustainable business practices, social responsibility and impact and a Kaizen approach every day.
Join us on our journey and stay tuned for more updates: not only on B Corp certification, but also on other challenges.