I’m so pleased to announce that Beam Consulting is now a Certified B Corporation®!
In late spring, I started working with ASSETS through their Measure What Matters program to become a Certified B Corporation ®. I had witnessed other firms I respect and admire go through the process but wrongly assumed that since my business was so small, that I didn't qualify.
Once I realized that any company with a commitment to use their business as a force for good, no matter how large or small, could go through the B Corp™ assessment, I quickly began the process.
I wanted to be a B Corp™ because I value the structure and accountability the certification provides. Happily, I was already paying attention to my social and environmental impact, so the process simply helped me to fill some gaps in my policies and practices. It also encouraged me to up my game in certain areas.
The B Corp assessment process measures a company’s performance in five categories: suppliers, workers, customers, community, and the environment.
B Corp Certification is a highly selective status. Companies must document their positive impact to qualify and undergo verification every three years to maintain their Certification.
The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
For example, this means that Beam Consulting has policies and practices in place that make sure that it's giving back to the communities where I work, offsetting carbon emissions from travel, and carefully chooses suppliers, workers and customers with whom I share values.
I'm proud to be using my business as a force for good™. And, I'm grateful to ASSETS for helping me get certified!