Certified B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. B Corps are voluntarily certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of transparency, accountability and performance. These businesses offer a positive vision of a better way to do business, create higher quality jobs and improve the quality of life in communities.
Government and the non-profit sector are necessary but insufficient to address society’s greatest challenges. Business, the most powerful man-made force on the planet, must create value for society, not just shareholders. Systemic challenges require systemic solutions and the B Corp movement offers a concrete, market-based and scalable solution.
B Corp companies stand behind a Declaration of Interdependence:
We envision a new sector of the economy which harnesses the power of private enterprise to create public benefit. This sector is comprised of a new type of corporation-- the B Corporation-- which is purpose-driven, and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
As members of this emerging sector and as entrepreneurs and investors in B Corporations, we hold these truths to be self-evident:
- That we must be the change we seek in the world
- That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered
- That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.
Look for the B Corp certification on a variety of products at your local co-op.