Why join the movement ?

Together, we are shifting our economic system from profiting only a few to benefiting all, from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to regeneration, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence.

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Benefits of certification

For businesses, becoming a B Corp means attracting more employees, improving their company and finding power as a community.

  • Lead a movement

    B Corps set the gold standard for good business and inspire a race to the top, creating performance standards and legal structures being used by thousands of other businesses around the world.

  • Build relationships

    When your company certifies as a B Corporation, you join a community of business leaders who share your belief that business can solve social and environmental problems. Connect online, meet in person at events, or build client and vendor relationships within a powerful community of practice.

  • Attract talent

    More and more of the workforce makes decisions about where to work based on the positive impact their work creates and how well an employer treats their team. There’s no better way to attract and engage mission-aligned talent than to verify your values with B Corp Certification.

  • Improve impact

    Maintaining B Corp Certification through the B Impact Assessment is a powerful mechanism to help your company set goals for improvement, create more positive social and environmental impact, and track performance over time.

  • Amplify voice

    The third-party validation that comes with B Corp Certification helps your company stand out and stand by your mission. The B Corp seal on a product, website, sales materials or business card instantly communicates that a company is a verified leader when it comes to positive impact and empowers individuals to confidently vote with their dollars.

  • Protect mission

    Make sure your company is built on a solid legal foundation for the long term. The B Corp legal framework helps you protect your mission through capital raises and leadership changes and gives you more flexibility when evaluating potential sale and liquidity options.

Growth of the movement in Europe

In 2021 our global community has reached the milestone of 4,000 B Corps! That’s 4,000 businesses across 77 countries employing 280,000 workers in 153 industries. In Europe we have over 630 companies certified across the region.

  • 4475
    Companies Globally
  • 153
    Industries
  • 745
    In Europe
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    Unifying Goal

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Testimonials

Marlies van Wijhe

CEO at Royal Van Wijhe Verf

We have the ambition to increase our B Corp score year on year. We believe we can do a lot by ourselves, but we know we will be more successful with partners who have the same purpose like B Corps.

Femme van Gils

Sustainability Manager at Ace & Tate

The B Corp Certification for us is an external validation that we walk the talk. But most importantly, the B Impact Assessment (BIA) provides us with useful impact management tools and a roadmap for continuous improvement.

María del Sel

Consultant at Roots For Sustainability

In the B Corp Community there is enormous potential to find synergies, share knowledge, good practices and much more. The feeling of collaboration is enormous.

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Our vision for the future

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Our global vision is of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet. We are mobilizing the B Corp movement to change our economic system to positively impact all stakeholders — workers, communities, customers, and our planet. We won’t stop until all business is a force for good.

Do you want to start your journey?

In order to achieve the B Corp certification, a company first needs to complete the B Impact Assessment, which measures the positive impact of the company in areas of governance, workers, community, the environment. If you’re interested in becoming a B Corp, you can find resources on our website that will guide you through each step of the process depending on your company’s size, maturity, and industry.

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