Have you considered getting certified as a B Corp?
If so, you probably know that it can be a challenge. Here are some things that I hear from clients:
“We don’t even know where to start.”
“We don’t know what these questions mean.”
“We don’t know if we have the information or where to get it.”
To get certified as a B Corp requires undergoing a rigorous certification process. It involves implementing policies and practices such as including social and environmental considerations into the company’s mission, ensuring that workers are fairly compensated, supporting and giving back to the local community, promoting diversity within the supply chain, and otherwise aligning the company’s values with its practices.
However, completing the B Impact Assessment, the online assessment tool that needs to be completed, can be confusing, daunting and time-consuming.
In fact, it’s not uncommon for companies that work on the certification on their own to make mistakes, and fewer than 50% of companies that submit an assessment are ready to get certified.
The clients I work with are mission-driven individuals who want to join the B Corp community because they recognize that it represents individuals who are fully committed to social and environmental responsibility, including being willing to undergo a rigorous, third-party assessment of their practices.
Sometimes they need help getting through the rigorous process and understanding how best to answer the questions.
Other times, they get help so that they can can use their time most effectively, recognizing that outside expertise will allow them to complete the assessment more quickly and efficiently while taking less of their time away from running their business.
In either case, B Corp consulting provides the support to help you join the ranks of companies using business as a force for good. I help clients complete their B Impact Assessments, implement best practices, and guide them through the certification process. As a result, they find that getting certified is a much smoother process than if they had tackled it on their own.
Whether you’ve been thinking about getting B Corp Certification but have gotten stuck or you’re just interested in learning more, please fill out the contact form below and I would be happy to speak with you.