TRANSFORM

YOUR BUSINESS WITH 

B CORP CERTIFICATION.

Sign up for a call to find more about your B Corp Journey

 Start building credibility, trust, and value for your business with your B Corp Certification.

“I always thought B Corps were a good idea…but I really didn’t think it was necessary. You know, you have this stakeholder model, you take care of your stakeholders, what do you need this legal form for? We had activists come into our stock. … they wanted to force us into a sale. … Boy oh boy oh boy, did I wish we were a B Corp. …

I would have loved to have tested the idea of a Benefit Corporation.”

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John Mackey

Whole Foods, Founder

"The capital markets as they are now are totally broken…the B
Corp Certification and structure is a movement. It says yes, you
have to pay attention to what you are doing to the environment,
to what you are doing to your workers, to what your impacts are
in the community.”

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Rose Marcario,

CEO at Patagonia

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What does it mean to have the 

 B Corp Certification

As a Certified B Corporation, your businesses will meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, to balance profit and purpose.


B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance.

The process of getting B Corp certified is rigorous, examining your business inside and out – from your financial details to your environmental policies to the diversity of your suppliers

 B Corp Certification in a nutshell 

1. Know your business case 

 2. Get your leadership team on board 

3. Measure your impact (baseline)

5. Submit B Impact Assessment

 4. B Impact Assessment 

7. Review by B Lab analysts

6. Meet the legal requirements

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ARE YOU READY FOR

 TRANSFORMATION ? 

YOU ARE READY FOR B CORP!

The B Corp KIT'DOER is designed for companies who have already started the B Impact Assessment

1. Identify missing points B Impact Assessment


2. Reviewing the answers


3. Reviewing final B Impact Assessment score


4. Submitting the final form and preparing for evaluation phase
 

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HERE ARE OUR PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

 

The B Corp KIT'STARTER is designed for companies who want to start on the B Impact Assessment 

 Your challenge

  • Wanting to start the certification process but do not know where

  •  Feeling frustrated for not having too much time available

KIT'STARTER solution

  • Guiding you through the 5 chapters of the B Impact Assessment 

  • Helping you understand impact measurement and setting up goals

 

  • Working on the B Impact Assessment score at your own pace

 

  • Submitting the final form and preparing for evaluation phase

The B Corp KIT'DOER is designed for companies who have already started the B Impact Assessment

Your challenge

  • Feeling stuck and overwhelmed by the B Impact Assessment

  • Not able to reach the minimum 80 points score

  • Frustrated about loosing time

KIT'DOER solution

  • Identify missing points in your B Impact Assessment

 

  • Reviewing the answers, setting up goals

 

  • Reviewing final B Impact Assessment score, aiming for minimum 80+/90

 

  • Submitting the final form and preparing for evaluation phase

Women Colleagues

Who can contribute to B Impact Assessment  


→  Entrepreneurs, Managers, CSR, HR, HSEQ, Audit professionals 

 

→  Company internal B Corp champions involved with information and data  in the BIA Assessment

 

→  Representatives of companies applying for B Corp certification 

Tailored Plan for B Corp certification

1) THE BIA

A first pass at the B Impact Assessment is the best place to start. We’ll work together so you’re comfortable using the online tool and are on the right track before we start to build you up to 80 points.

2) BASELINE SCORE

Getting a clear understanding of your baseline score is essential. This helps us to understand whether we’re starting the journey to 80 points from 30 or 60 and it’s important to set expectations around the timings and amount of work that will be involved. 

3) ROADMAP TO 80+

Once we’re clear on your baseline score we can start to build your roadmap to achieving 80 points, starting with quick and low cost wins.

4) B CORP ACTION PLAN

Together we will create a tailored, comprehensive action plan which will set out your journey to B Corp certification, including timelines and resources required.

5) ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

Where appropriate, I will assist you in writing procedures or measure your impact, for example. 

6) FOLLOW ON SUPPORT

If you decide at this stage that you would like additional support, I am more than happy to help. The B Corp journey can vary quite a lot for different companies based on size and complexity.

Facts and Figures about B Corps

    

  • Revenues of B Corps became 28% higher after they passed the certification

  • 48% of B Corps found that prospective employees are more attractive to their business 

  • B Corp employees are 46% more likely to be satisfied and engaged

  • B Corps are 21% more likely to have the majority of internal positions filled with internal candidates in comparison to other businesses 

What does it mean being a B Corp? 

Listen to this special episode

What does it mean to be a B Corp Company

Invited: Danone Austria, Too Good to Go, Helioz Austria and Chiesi Italy

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your
b CORP lEADER

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  • Certified B Corp Leader 

  • Working as Sustainability Coach for SMEs, startups and corporate, helping them become proud B Corp Certified companies

You might find yourself in one of these challenges:

  1. You want to start the certification process but you do not know where and how

  2. You started the process for B Corp but you are stuck, overwhelmed and not being able to reach the minimum 80 points

You need to find clarity on how much time, cost and resources will be needed without overloading the team working on the B Impact Assessment or compromising on quality and results

"The first attempt at the B-Impact assessment was scary! It showed me how much I had not considered AND that is the point!

Luckily I have a friendly face by my side cheering me on!

 

I just spent some time with Corina Radu who is supporting me on my journey to B-Corp Certification.

It feels a lot less scary when you have a professional by your side, supporting & challenging you on what you can do.

Thank you Corina, I really appreciate the support you are giving me!

Sarah, Impact-driven Coach, Germany 

on her journey to certify her business as B CORP

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get certified?

The length of the certification process varies based on a company's size and complexity. Completing the B Impact Assessment requires a minimum of several hours. The verification process to finalize a company's score typically takes from several weeks to a few months. Large multinationals or companies with many related entities should expect a longer process.

Who is eligible for B Corp Certification?

Any for-profit company with at least a year of operations may pursue B Corp Certification. There is no minimum or maximum size. Certain companies, such as those under a year old, those with related entities, or large multinational and public companies, have additional considerations and requirements.

Will I need to change my company's legal structure to certify?

All Certified B Corps must meet a legal accountability requirement to maintain Certification. Your company's legal requirement will vary based on your location and structure. 
Can subsidiaries or franchises pursue B Corp Certification?

Subsidiaries, franchises, and companies with related entities may pursue B Corp Certification, with certain limits. Subsidiaries of publicly-traded companies also must meet additional transparency requirements.

Can start-ups certify as B Corps?
B Corp Certification is based in part on a company's verified performance on the B Impact Assessment, which asks questions about a company's past fiscal year. This means that companies with less than one year of operations are not yet eligible for B Corp Certification. Instead, they may pursue Pending B Corp status, designed to set a start-up on the path to full Certification.

Can sole proprietors get B Corp Certified?
Yes! There's no minimum size for B Corp Certification. Your company size will influence the questions you have to answer on the B Impact Assessment to meet the performance requirement for Certification. 

What information do Certified B Corps have to make transparent?

All Certified B Corps share their B Impact Assessment overall scores and category scores on their public profiles on bcorporation.net. Public companies and their subsidiaries have extra transparency requirements and make their entire B Impact Assessment public, with particularly sensitive information like revenue redacted. Companies that have material items, such as lawsuits, on their Disclosure Questionnaire may also be required to make that disclosure transparent as well.

What topics are covered in the B Impact Assessment?
The B Impact Assessment examines a company's impact on their workers, community, environment, and customers. The BIA also asks questions about a company's governance structure and accountability. Questions are split into two categories: Operations, which covers a company's day-to-day activities, and Impact Business Models, which awards additional points for business models designed to create additional positive impact. The B Impact Assessment is updated every year to incorporate feedback and improve upon the standards.