Why Being a B Corp is Pretty Righteous

sustainable business May 27, 2020

What is a B Corp you ask? Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies who meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency in the world. By balancing purpose and profit, B Corps use the power of markets to find opportunities to solve social and environmental problems.

With over 3,300 companies in the world holding this designation, you can shop for B Corp products at your local store and know that you’re making a difference. These companies ensure that there is little to no environmental footprint from their production, suppliers are sourced ethically and as locally as possible, and their communities are supported with various giveback programs.

What are some ways you can practice the B Corp values within your own business?

  • Host recycling and compost bins, instead of garbages, in your office space
  • Partner with companies like Bullfrogpower to improve your energy usage
  • Utilize packaging that can be upcycled, recycled or composted 
  • Write a code of conduct to ensure compliance of values with your suppliers
  • Hire locally and support your employees with a living wage 
  • Start a community giveback program, encouraging employees to volunteer
  • Use a bottle pick up company to recycle those empties. Bonus: some groups partner with a charitable organization to donate the recycled funds!

You can find and support B Corp companies by searching online at www.bcorporation.net/directory or look for the Certified B label on their packaging! If you’re a business owner and want to see how you’re doing so far, you can take the online assessment at https://bimpactassessment.net/.

- Righteous Gelato, A Veg Expo 2020 Sponsor


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