April 14, 2015
B Lab just released its fourth annual B Corp Best for the Environment list. The 2015 list honors 116 companies from 41 different industries including manufacturing, software development, sewerage and agriculture. Honorees included micro, small, and mid-sized businesses around the globe. The B Corp Best for the Environment list s part of the ‘Best for the World’ series.
2015 B Corp Best For the Environment Honorees include WasteZero, reducing the amount of municipal solid waste landfilled and burned; Natura, a Brazilian personal care company; TripZero, a travel company that offsets your trips carbon footprint; and well-known cleaning product brand Method Products. See the complete list here.
Of the B Corp Best of the Environment honorees, 27% are based outside the US, with companies operating in emerging markets such as Brazil, Kenya, and Colombia. All had an environmental score in the top 10% of more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries on the B Impact Assessment.
“Today’s honorees inspire all companies to compete not only to be best in the world, but best for the world. We hope many will take the first step by using the B Impact Assessment to measure and manage their impact with as much rigor as their profit,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations and governs the independent third party standard used to generate the comparable assessment of corporate impact.
B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing the companies ‘Best for the World’ (overall impact), ‘Best for Community’ (community impact), and ‘Best for Workers’ (employee impact). A total of 350 companies were named 2015 Best For the World Honorees, including King Arthur Flour, d.light designs, New Belgium Brewery and Cooperative Home Care Associates. The 2015 Best for the World Honorees represent nearly one-third of all B Corps, displaying a wide range of excellence throughout the community.
Each honored company is a Certified B Corporation. These companies use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are over 1,200 Certified B Corporations, across 121 industries and 38 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at bimpactassessment.net.