An interdependent business approach sets apart companies in the Certified B Corporation community: By considering stakeholders as part of every business decision, B Corps build strong connections and create value with and for the people they affect and act as responsible stewards of the planet. In the 16 years since the B Corp movement began, thousands of companies — from one-person ventures to multinational corporations — have committed to pursuing continual improvement toward a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.
The impact of B Corps is verifiable. To gauge their social and environmental impact and measure their progress, these for-profit companies complete the B Impact Assessment every three years. This comprehensive series of questions across five categories — governance, workers, community, the environment, and customers — helps B Corps identify areas for improvement and learn best practices while providing a third-party evaluation of their positive impact.
The B Impact Assessment also sets apart the Best for the World B Corps: those B Corps that rank in the top 5% of all companies in their size group. The list of 2022 Best for the World B Corps features more than 1,000 B Corps around the world, including more than 400 in the United States and Canada.