What it Means

B Corp is essentially a rigorous certification for businesses that actively create social and environmental benefits for others, in addition to generating profits. More than 1,800 companies have become certified B Corps since B Lab (the nonprofit that certifies companies as B Corporations) was first established in 2006. B Corps now exist in over 50 countries  you probably know a few of the most popular ones: Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Warby Parker, Change.org and Seventh Generation.  Mangrove was honored to join the ranks of these certified B Corps in November, 2016.

We also became a legal Benefit Corporation in California in January 2017 which is a corporate status that solidifies our commitment to our B Corp values and mission-driven business model.

Measuring our Impact

The B Impact Assessment determines a score for every business that participates in the Assessment in the following categories: Environment, Workers, Customers, Community, and Governance. You can read a brief review of our Impact Assessment on our blog and check out our B Corp profile to learn more about our score.

Read our 2016 Impact Report
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE WAYS WE ARE MAKING AN IMPACT:
  • Donate a percentage of pro bono hours to local charities
  • Bank with Beneficial State Bank, another local, mission-driven Certified B Corp
  • Have a formal screening process to evaluate the practices of our major suppliers
  • Prioritize and offer a sliding scale to clients who are categorized as purpose-driven, minority or female-owned, or nonprofit organizations
  • Prioritize working with vendors who are categorized as purpose-driven, minority or female-owned, or nonprofit organizations
  • Have a policy to donate 2% of annual profits to various social justice charities
  • Have a policy to donate 3% of our web maintenance program profits to environmental conservation initiatives and the preservation of mangrove trees

Part of spreading the message of business as a force for good is supporting the B Corp community through collaboration and by sharing best practices. That’s why we also offer a 10% discount to our fellow B Corps for our design and development services.

Want to learn more about B Corps?
We love sharing our experiences in becoming a B Corp, being part of the community, and inspiring others to join us.
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