B Corporations are a new type of corporation that use the power of business to create public benefit. By signing up as a B Corp, companies are writing social impact into the DNA of their company. A B Corp certification validates their good work.
Legally, a US company must define what kind of business it is: an LLC, a corporation, a 501c3 nonprofit, etc. This is a new classification, created specifically for companies with a social mission.
B Corps, unlike traditional businesses:
- Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards;
- Meet higher legal accountability standards;
- Build business constituency for public policies that support sustainable business.
There are over 500 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries. From food and apparel for you and your family to attorneys and office supplies for your business, B Corporations are a diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Through a company’s public B Impact Report, anyone can access performance data about the social and environmental practices that stand behind their products.