B Corps that are Best for the World

Best for the World™ identifies the B Corps whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group. The initiative will be discontinued from 2023 onwards. See more information below.

Update on Best for the World

Best for the World, our annual celebration of businesses achieving high scores across the five pillars of the B Impact Assessment, will be discontinued from 2023.

In the 10 years it has been running, Best for the World has been much loved as a motivating force for B Corp certified businesses to be recognised for their leadership and impact, and we know this decision will be disappointing for many. We also hear lots of constructive feedback each year about how to improve it and other ways to define or recognise the highest impact businesses in our community.

As B Lab continues to evolve our standards in a way that meaningfully demonstrates the leadership role that B Corps and the B Corp movement should play in the world, we must also evolve our campaigns and programmes. 

The Best for the World B Corps over the years represent some of the most admirable examples of business as a force for good across the world. Undoubtedly, their leadership, best practices, and guidance will continue to be a great source of inspiration for our movement and beyond – and you can continue to search and find out more about them in the public B Corp Directory or visit our case study page.

Update from B Lab

What is Best for the World?

Every year, B Lab recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating great impact through their businesses. These B Corps are named Best for the World™ as their verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment community, customers, environment, governance, and workers-are amongst the global top 5% in their corresponding size group.

These businesses are proving that competing not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world, is a winning strategy, and they can lead the way as more businesses continue to join the movement that is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.

What does it take?

The B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s practices and outputs across five categories: community, customers, environment, governance, and workers. Learn more about how BFTW B Corps have excelled in one or more of the five different impact areas.


  • These companies are top performers in contributing to the economic and social well-being of the communities in which they operate.

  • Through their exemplary practices and policies directed at community impact, they’re building a shared and sustainable prosperity for all.

  • Their mission-driven cultures embrace supplier relations, social engagement, charitable giving, and strong, diverse communities.

  • These B Corps are setting the standard for serving their customers, offering products or services that support the greater good, often focusing on underserved populations.

  • They add value to customers’ lives by providing critical services like education, healthcare, and finance management, and engaging in ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels.

  • These companies are leading the way towards a more sustainable and regenerative planet by putting their impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity first in their business practices.

  • These B Corps excel in environmental performance by offering products or services designed to solve an environmental issue or through their facilities, materials, emissions, and resource and energy use, as well as transportation/distribution channels and the environmental impact of their supply chain.

  • Their focus on the planet as a vital stakeholder hasn’t gone unnoticed.

  • These B Corps have achieved a top score in overall mission, ethics, accountability and transparency.

  • Their best practices are focused on how they engage employees, board members, and the community to achieve their mission, as well as employee access to financial information, customers’ opportunities to provide feedback, and the diversity of their governing bodies.

  • By building their vision and values into their company bylaws, these B Corps embody what it means to use business as a force for good.

  • These businesses’ efforts to create positive impacts for their workforce are remarkable.

  • Their best practices in work environment aspects like compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities, as well as assessing working communication, job flexibility and worker health and safety practices, not only contribute to better conditions for their employees, but also mark the pace and set an example to follow.

European BFTW B Corps

In 2022, 151 B Corps were recognized as Best for the World across 14 countries in Europe. These companies were top scoring in different categories: 51 in Governance, 44 in Environment, 31 in Community, 26 in Customers and 19 in Workers. See the full methodology here – the top 5% high scores vary per impact area and minimum cutoffs are established based on company size. Explore which companies were recognized in each area, or discover the full range of BFTW Companies around the world on our global directory.

  • 151
    in Europe
  • 51
  • 44
  • 31
  • 26
  • 19

Best for their Community

Best for their Customers

Best for the Environment

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Best Governance

Best for their Workers

Learning from the Best for the World

B Lab Europe hosted a webinar featuring 5 European B Corps from the Best for the World™ list of 2022, sharing best practices across impact areas with the community.

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