HAPPY TO BE A CERTIFIED B CORP
The whole idea of corporations that exist solely to make money is crazy. We imagine a world where every business considers itself responsible for treating trading partners fairly, for doing right by nature, for contributing positively to the community. There would be no toxic dumping, no sweatshops, no farmers getting sick from pesticides.
This is the kind of corporation we believe in. And we're not the only ones. There's a bunch of us. And we're growing. We are proud to be a certified B Corp (and we're proud of our score, check it out).
To be a Certified B Corporation, a business must 1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of January 2010, there are over 375 Certified B Corporations from over 50 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.
Maryland became the first state to pass Benefit Corp legislation in April 2010. Vermont followed in May. Seven other states are interested.
To learn all about it, go to Bcorporation.net