One Nature is now a Certified B Corporation!

What is a B Corp?

We are proud to announce our official B Corp status! This is something we are very proud of at One Nature and demonstrates to our clients and vendors our commitment to a better world.

B Corps are to business like Fair Trade is to Coffee or LEED is to buildings. Just like many other progressive companies (Etsy, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, Seventh Generation, ...) our company is designed to maximize more than just profits. And now that we have gone through the B Corp certification process these values have been solidified within our corporate operating agreement. 


The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.
— Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by [...]building a global community of Certified B CorporationsTM who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.
— B Lab

 

What does this mean for One Nature?

  1. We were awarded high scores across the board in an in-depth assessment of important measures of ethics in business such as locality, diversity, and commitment to environmental protection.  Our overall score was twice the median score for B Impact assessments.

  2. This opportunity to crunch the numbers and measure our success in these areas has not only highlighted our strong suits, but also areas where we can improve.  We appreciate the insight and embrace the challenge.  This means our clients and supporters can look forward not only to our continued commitment to core values, but a constant effort towards further transparency, diversity, locality, and environmentalism.

  3. Our participation in the B Corp program means you can look forward to annual reports such as this one that quantify our exciting environmental and social impacts.

  4. We are listed in B Corp's official directory of B Corp businesses! Check out our score here:


Special thanks to B Lab for making this possible.

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