Today we’re thrilled to announce that Boston Organics has become a Certified B Corporation! B Corporations are a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
So what does this certification mean? We have been third party certified by B Lab that our business operations meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. The certification is similar to Fair Trade certification, but for an entire business.
As a Certified B Corporation, we are legally required to consider the impact of our decisions not only on our shareholders, but also on our workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment.
Since we first started in 2002, we’ve been on a mission to give back and support our community, while operating in a way that benefits our interdependent network of customers, farmers, local businesses, community members, and employees. This certification is one extra step that we’ve taken to ensure that we’re operating in a way that meets higher standards while supporting our core mission and values.
In order to achieve B Corporation certification, we participated in a thorough assessment process established by B Lab, the B Corporation certification body. The assessment included frank disclosure of information relating to our operations, hiring and promotion procedures, environmental management practices, and governance. Our assessment rating met the requirements for certification, and we now have guidance to improve in each of these areas as we continue to grow.
As a small, independent company, we’re continually working to improve our commitment to sustainable, socially responsible practices. We’re still learning, and we’re looking forward to using the guidelines provided by B Lab to improve our focus in the areas that matter most to us. We want to thank you all for supporting us over the years; without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we’re doing.
We’re excited and proud to join the community of over 800 like-minded, conscientious, and inspiring B Corporations. View our B Corp Impact Assessment profile!
To learn more about B Corporations, check out their website.