Clean Yield was honored this week to be named in B Corp’s third annual “Best for Workers List,” with 79 other companies worldwide.
The “B Corp Best for Workers” list honors businesses that earned an worker impact score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small, and mid-sized businesses.
Metrics used to select companies for the list included compensation and benefits, health and wellness programs, parent-friendly flex time and leave policies, professional development and internal promotion, corporate culture, profit sharing and ownership opportunities.
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.
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