To become a B Corporation, organizations must prove that they care as much about society and the environment as they do about profits. Certified B Corporations are a new designation ensuring that companies maintain social principles.
Certified B Corporations are a new designation ensuring that companies maintain social principles. To win certification, B Corp applicants subject their policies and operations to examination and a third party to ensure the maintenance of standards. So far, more than 400 companies have received B Corp Certification. Previously Wagner was a Certified B Corporation with Thinkhaus LLC —Swiss Style Studios LLC shares the same values and is working towards certification.
B Corporations Address Two Critical Problems
1: Current corporate law makes it difficult for businesses to take employee, community, and environmental interests into consideration when making decisions; and the lack of transparent standards makes it difficult for all of us to tell the difference between a ‘good company’ and just good marketing.
2: Corporations’ performance standards enable consumers to support businesses that align with their values, investors to drive capital to higher impact investments, and governments and multinational corporations to implement sustainable procurement policies.
The American Sustainable Business Council is a National Sponsor for Benefit Corporation Legislation.
Making a Difference
The Swiss Style Studios are conducting business in the best way, proving it pays to be socially and environmentally responsible while setting a precedent for other design firms and companies. Every action solves more than one problem and our design process delivers measured results and a return on investment for clients that improve the economic and social growth of society.
See how the B Corps redefine Success in Business by visiting their web site.