Pricing

A one-off submission fee is payable when you submit your company for certification. Certification fees are paid annually and we have fee bands in place to ensure B Corp Certification is affordable for all businesses.

Certification Pricing

Submission fee
All companies submitting their B Impact Assessment for verification for the first time are subject to a non-refundable Submission Fee of €250. This fee helps us focus our review processes on companies that are committed to completing the B Corp Certification.

Annual Certification Fee
For B Corps, certification fees are then paid annually, and are calculated based on your company’s total revenue on the last set of audited accounts (see the table below). Companies €1bn+ in revenue should contact B Lab Europe for pricing information.

Find detailed FAQs on pricing and fees here.

Annual Sales
Annual Certification Fee
€ 0 - € 149,999 € 1,000
€ 150,000 - € 499,999 € 1,250
€ 500,000 - € 999,999 € 1,500
€ 1,000,000 - € 2,499,999 € 2,000
€ 2,500,000 - € 4,999,999 € 2,500
€ 5,000,000 - € 7,499,999 € 3,000
€ 7,500,000 - € 9,999,999 € 4,000
€ 10,000,000 - € 14,999,999 € 6,000
€ 15,000,000 - € 19,999,999 € 8,500
€ 20,000,000 - € 29,999,999 € 12,000
€ 30,000,000 - € 49,999,999 € 16,000
€ 50,000,000 - € 74,999,999 € 20,000
€ 75,000,000 - € 99,999,999 € 25,000
€ 100,000,000 - € 174,999,999 € 30,000
€ 175,000,000 - € 249,999,999 € 35,000
€ 250,000,000 - € 499,999,999 € 40,000
€ 500,000,000 - € 749,999,999 € 45,000
€ 750,000,000 - € 1,000,000,000 € 50,000

Pricing for Large Enterprises and Multinationals

The Large Enterprise cost structure is complex. The certification pathway consists of a combination of required and optional services, which are determined by the company’s operational structure and associated risk. After your application is submitted and reviewed, your regional B Lab team will share information about the fee structure and costs associated with your company’s customized engagement pathway.

What do certification fees cover?

As a non-profit organization, your certification fees only cover a portion of B Lab’s operating expenses. Forty percent of B Lab’s expenses are covered via philanthropy with the remainder coming from earned revenue streams including B Corp Certification.

In general, B Lab costs associated with B Corp Certification are broken into four groups:

  • Verification and Standards

    Much of the annual fee you pay goes to cover costs associated with verification, including expenses related to staff time for the review process and developing the standards underpinning the certification.

  • Technology Platforms

    In addition to the certification we offer the B Impact Assessment as a free tool for companies to measure and improve their impact. These fees support the ongoing development and improvement of this tool alongside the B Hive, B Analytics, and our back-office administration platforms.

  • Licensing Fees

    This is what you pay us to license the growing ‘B’ brand on your products, services, and marketing platforms and to support efforts to grow brand awareness.

  • Local and global movement building

    Depending on the size of your company, the surplus from your fee goes to cover costs associated with growth and engagement efforts both in market and in service to a growing global movement.