Revealed! These companies are the best FOR the world
What if all businesses worked for the world as well as for a profit? B Lab's B Corp certification is one of the hottest business tickets around and each year it lists the top performing B Corps, not based on profit, but on their promises to the planet, their people and us. So who is the best for the world?
Tue 12 Jun 2018
For the seventh year running B Lab has run its Best For The World awards, highlighting the world's best companies in terms of their commitments to customers, the community, their workers and the environment.
This year there were 44 UK winners (out of 800 winners globally), which included Charity Bank, ClimateCare (which helps corporate clients hit climate goals), Mustard Seed (an investment fund focusing on impactful start ups), Divine Chocolate (employee owned chocolate brand) and 18 Feet & Rising, the UK's first B Corp certified advertising agency.
B Lab certifies businesses as B Corporations (or ‘B Corps’) when they meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. There are more than 2,500 certified B Corporations globally, including Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Pukka Herbs and Finisterre.
Find out how becoming a B Corp has positively impacted these businesses here.
“Best For The World is the only list of businesses that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance," says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab.
"As consumers, talent and investors increasingly demand transparent, values-aligned businesses to buy from, work at, and invest in, companies will need to not just be the best in the world but the best for the world. Not just to be nice—but to be the most successful."
“As more and more businesses recognise the importance of focusing on purpose as much as profit, we are delighted to have achieved the highest score of any B Corp in the UK and to be acknowledged as Best For The World for the third year running," says Edward Hanrahan, CEO of ClimateCare.
"This continued recognition of ClimateCare’s profit for purpose business model and the certified positive impact it has for people and the environment is a great validation for both the ClimateCare team and our customers.”