We don’t mean to brag, but….never mind, we’ll just brag.
Twice in as many years, our friends at B Lab, the certification body for B Corporations, emailed us the other week with this news:
You and the other Best for Workers Honorees earned a score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations of your size in the Workers category—that means your company is an exceptional performer in a community of incredible businesses.
Each year, B Lab honors the top scorers of its B Impact Assessment in the Worker, Environment, Community and Overall categories. The B Impact Assessment is a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community, and the environment. And B Corps, as we recently wrote, “are not only required to have the purpose of creating ‘general public benefit,’ but they can be held accountable by shareholders should they become derelict in that duty.”
Honorees were recognized among micro, small, and mid-sized businesses around the globe. With fewer than 10 employees, Clean Yield was grouped with the micro-enterprises, although the recognitions are causing our collective head to swell beyond its weight class.
The 98 ‘Best for Workers’ companies (of all sizes) come from 31 different industries such as manufacturing, insurance, software development, education and healthcare. Three other Vermont companies made this year’s list: King Arthur Flour, Gardener’s Supply and Chroma Technology Corporation. Thirty-five percent of honorees are based outside the US, with companies operating in emerging markets such as Brazil, Ghana, and Venezuela. (Full list at bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net)Tags: B Corp