Each honored company is a Certified B Corporation. They use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and have met rigorous standards of overall social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are over nearly 1,100 Certified B Corporations, across 100+ industries and 34 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
“With Millennials’ increasing demand for work-life integration, B Corps are winning the talent war,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder B Lab. “The Best for Workers Honorees are leading the way with their commitment to creating high quality jobs that serve a higher purpose.”
“For us, it’s simply about walking the walk,” said Dorigen Hofmann, managing director of Clean Yield. “We’d have no business urging our portfolio companies to improve their practices — as we frequently do — if we didn’t understand and appreciate both the hard work and the rewards based on firsthand experience.”
Two other Vermont companies made the list this year, Chroma Technology of Bellows Falls, and our close neighbor King Arthur Flour in White Junction.
B Lab released the “Best for the World” list (overall impact) in March and the “Best for the Environment” list (environmental impact) in April and the ‘Best for Communities’ (community impact) list in July. All past honorees can be found at bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net.