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B Corporation LogoBang the Table became a Certified B Corporation in 2016. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.

Bang the Table was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers.

Today, there are over 1,700 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Change.org and Etsy. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about our certification, check out our B Corp profile.

Questions about B Corps?

Q: Why do B Corps matter?
A: Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

 

Q: How does a company become certified?

A: B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab. To become certified, a company must:

  1. Meet the Performance Requirement: Complete the B Impact Assessment and earn a reviewed minimum score of 80 out of 200 points.
  2. Meet the Legal Requirement: Adopt the B Corporation Legal Framework to bake the mission of the company into its legal DNA. This allows the company’s values to thrive under new management, new investors, and new ownership.
  3. Make it Official: Sign a Term sheet and Declaration of Interdependence to make the certification official.

 

Q: Who are the B Corporations?

A: The B Corp community is made up of over 1,800 companies in 50 countries from 130 industries with 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. To meet the Certified B Corps, visit our directory: http://www.bcorporation.net/community/find-a-b-corp

 

Q: Why do companies certify?

A: B Corps want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, but for many, becoming a B Corp also has to make business sense. B Corp certification helps companies differentiate from pretenders, generate press, benchmark performance, save money and access services, attract investors, partner with peers, and attract and engage talent.

 

Learn more at http://www.bcorporation.net.

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