How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…
What is a B Corp?
A certified B Corp is an organization committed to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. The B Lab is the non-profit that certifies these companies.
Becoming a B Corp is a powerful way to build credibility and trust in a business. The certification is the “gold standard” for businesses because it is the only audit that measures a company’s entire social and environmental impact. Organizations are assessed on five areas of impact: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers. They can earn points for company structure and policies, employee satisfaction, community involvement, environmental impact, and customer well-being. Overall, there are 200 points available, and the minimum score to become as a B Corporation is 80.
First, you can take the online B Impact Assessment to see where your organization stands. This assessment generally takes 1-3 hours to complete, and it takes stock of the entire operation. However, even if you are not currently pursuing certification, the free assessment still provides a broader perspective on sustainable business. By taking it, you can spark new possibilities to strengthen performance and resilience.
Declaration of Interdependence
The Declaration of Interdependence lists the values of the B Corp community. B Corporations believe that businesses should…
- Be the change they seek in the world.
- Conduct their activities as if people and place mattered.
- Should aspire to do no harm and benefit all through their products, practices, and profits.
- Act with the understanding that they are dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.
By joining the growing B Corp community, businesses are building a more inclusive and sustainable economy. B Corp businesses use profits and growth to create a positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
Check out this list of some popular B-Corp-certified retail companies, including Allbirds, Patagonia, and UncommonGoods. You can also use the B Lab search tool to look for certified B Corporations in your area!
If you would like more information about how to become a certified B Corp, check out our sustainability page and our sustainability report.
Interested in certification? Our consultants can help you get started and efficiently navigate the B Corp process. We also analyze business operations, measure carbon footprint and environmental impact, conduct ESG reporting, build sustainability plans, and advise on third-party certifications. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 30-minute free consult.