01 Jul 2019
01 Jul 2019
For the month of July we will be celebrating being a B Corp. As a business we have voluntarily put our hand up to be held to the highest standards of transparency and accountability where these areas are concerned. Check out our Impact Score card here.
This year, the Australia and New Zealand B Corp community is participating in B Corp Month. We are really proud to be a part of a community of like-minded leaders who believe in a different way of doing business, where profit and purpose are not mutually exclusive. The community is made up of some amazing B Corps ranging from Australian Ethical, Intrepid Group, Beyond Bank to yours truly. Over 4 weeks, we will be celebrating what makes us Core Projects, a Certified B Corp so special – showing the world why Better Business for a Better World matters and what our role in it is!
What is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations are for-profit businesses using the power of the marketplace to help solve social and environmental problems. Unlike other certifications, B Corps complete a third-party-verified assessment, administered by the nonprofit B Lab, for the entire operations of the business, from how the products and services are created and deployed to how their workers are treated, and more. B Corps meet comprehensive, rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Every two years, B Corps are re-assessed, and with every assessment must earn an average of 80 points out of 200 possible to gain and retain certification.
B Corps are not just looking to limit their negative impact; thy are actively looking to leave the world and communities in which they operate better than they found them. The Certified B Corp logo is one you can trust, and because the assessment comes around every two years, the logo serves as a marker of companies continually striving to improve their positive impact. The B Corp stamp is the difference between slick marketing and a truly good company.
Commitment defines the B Corp movement, because helping to solve social and environmental problems through business isn’t easy. Doing so takes extra resources, a lot more time, and costs that competitors don’t take on.