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B Corp certification consultants

Get B Corp Certified

B Corporations use business as a force for good. If you’re looking into B Corp Certification, Grain can answer your questions.

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B Corp Assessment

Grain is a B Corp Way Partner, meaning we’ve been selected by B Lab (the nonprofit behind the certification) to help companies on their journey. We are B Leaders and B Corp Ambassadors.

B Corp is one of the most recognisable certifications globally, covering the areas of people-planet-profit or ESG (environment, social, governance) through the five impact areas.

What types of companies can become a B Corp?

In theory, any for-profit company, of any size, anywhere in the world, and in any sector, can get B Corp certified. In practice, there are some controversial issues which must be handled according to guidelines.

As a B Corp, your business would be in good company, joining names like The Guardian, Triodos Bank, Tony’s Chocolonely, and The Body Shop.

B Impact Assessment

The first step is to start filling in the free B Impact Assessment (BIA). Companies will need to achieve a minimum of 80 points (better to submit with 85-90 however) on the BIA in order to become certified.

After a strategic kick-off meeting, we will fill in the BIA together to ensure that all questions are clear and answered properly. We have found that our support helps in three ways:

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B Corp Mission Lock

The Mission Lock is a required step in gaining B Corp certification. It is “…a commitment to consider your company’s impact on its stakeholders, now and in the future, by building it into your legal structure.”

Which companies are B Corps?

There are more than 6,000 B Corps in more than 80 countries, covering over 150 industries. Some you may recognise are The Guardian, Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and Triodos Bank — though the majority of B Corps are SMEs.

These businesses meet high standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

As a B Corp, we take a leadership role in an emerging sustainability-based economy, one that we see as quickly replacing the outdated, planet-destroying one.

Why get B Corp certified with Grain?

The B Corp Declaration of Interdependence

“We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good. This economy is comprised of a new type of corporation — the B Corporation — which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we believe: 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.”

Our B Corp work

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Supporting a purpose-driven architecture practice to become a B Corp