The Not-So-Secret Business Club

All the cool kids are joining this not so secret club called B Corps. Have you heard of it? Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that use their power to solve social and environmental problems.

Borden Communications is proud to be a Founding Canadian B Corp because we believe that good people, doing good things should stick together to support each other. We hope that the B Corporation Community will be the ultimate catalyst for sustainable and ethical businesses to connect and collaborate with each other, bringing about constant positive change.

We achieved this amazing certification by exceeding rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. We’re delighted to have earned a high Composite B Score, and we even attained excellence in many areas. Here are some of the highlights from the report:

B Impact Assessment
Governance: Annual review of social/environmental performance
Workers: Living wage paid to all employees
Community: Apply social and environmental screen to potential suppliers; Give preference to local suppliers; Employees offered >20 hours/year paid time off to volunteer; >10% of profits donated to local charities in previous year
Environment: >75% of paper products use sustainable materials; Renewable energy increased annually; Harvests rainwater and uses grey-water for irrigation at facilities

It is humbling and strange for us to be recognized for doing “good” business (it’s just what we’ve been doing for so long!), and we can’t wait until this is the norm. Needless to say, being in the company of so many responsible businesses inspires us to continue to strive to do more for our clients, our community, and our planet.

 

This post is a resource from The Borden Workbook, our comprehensive guide to help entrepreneurs organize and grow their small businesses. The Borden Workbook is used in conjunction with consultation with Borden Communications, or as an organized guide you can used on your own to launch, develop, and nurture your small business (starting now!). We take pride in creating a clear and humble approach to good business tactics that everyone can understand and execute.