We designers and engineers are uniquely positioned in this digital age to use our team's talents to help solve global challenges. We know how to build products that can scale to millions. We keep track of trends that will change the way we live. If we can join this love of tech with a love for people that our partners live out every day, the results could be incredible.
Becoming a B Corp in December 2014 was a simple next step to take on our journey. B Corporation conducted an independent certification that reinforces our core purpose and values. 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.
Awarded by the nonprofit B Lab, the certification assesses a company’s ability to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Through this process, we evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment and our partners. It’s a commitment that makes us think more holistically about our decisions. For example, our employees work remotely or bike to the office to reduce our carbon footprint, and we work on sustainable projects that align with our social and environmental mission.
CauseLabs, along with over 2,400 Certified B Corps globally, are making strides towards redefining the bottom line, one that includes purpose. B Corporations compete not just to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. As a result of our collective success, individuals and communities will enjoy greater economic opportunity, society will address its most challenging environmental problems, and more people will find fulfillment by bringing their whole selves to work.
We are proud to stand alongside organizations such as Etsy, Patagonia, Change.org, World Leadership School, and ThinkImpact to redefine success in business, so that one day every business is a force for good. The B Corp certification isn’t simply a badge. It’s a core part of who we are and how we run our business.