B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps are certified by B Lab, a nonprofit organization, the same way Transfair certifies Fair Trade coffee or USGBC certifies green buildings. Through a company’s B Impact Assessment , anyone can access performance data about the social and environmental practices that stand behind their products.B Corporations meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards. They legally expand the responsibilities of the corporation to include stakeholder interests. They build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.
The mission of B-Corporations encompass:
That we must be the change we seek in the world.
That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.