Follow governance that ensures profit and purpose.

Your company mission determines the level of commitment and engagement with your stakeholders. 

Areas of focus

Mission & Engagement

Integrate proper social and environmental standards into your company mission and initiatives 

Ethics & Transparency

Maintain moral decision-making and increase transparency for your stakeholders

Accountability

Keep your internal and external stakeholders informed, diverse and invite them to share

Stakeholder Engagement

Create a transparent, inclusive structure to care for all stakeholders

A quick glance at governance standards

Mission & Engagement

Integrate proper social and environmental standards into your company mission and initiatives.

Does your company integrate a commitment to social and/or environmental responsibility into your written corporate mission statement?

 No social or environmental commitment
 A general commitment to social or environmental responsibility (e.g. to conserve the environment)
 A commitment to a specific positive social impact (e.g. poverty alleviation, sustainable economic development)
 A commitment to a specific positive environmental impact (e.g. reducing waste sent to landfills through upcycled products)
 A commitment to serve a target beneficiary group in need (e.g. low-income customers, smallholder farmers)
 We have no written mission statement

Does your company produce an external annual report detailing your mission-related performance?

Ethics & Transparency

Maintain moral decision-making and increase transparency for your stakeholders.

How does your company support internal management and good governance?

 We have a formal organizational chart outlining the management and reporting structure of the company
 We have written job descriptions for all employees outlining responsibilities and decision-making authority
 We have management team meetings to plan strategy or make operational decisions
 Other – please describe

What practices does your company have in place to promote ethical decision-making and prevent corruption?

 A written Code of Ethics
 A written whistleblower policy
 We have created internal financial controls
 We have conducted an ethics-focused risk assessment in the last two years
 Other (please describe)

Accountability

Keep your internal and external stakeholders informed, diverse and invite them to share.

Does your company solicit from your external stakeholders (customers, community members, suppliers, or nonprofit organizations) feedback about your company's social and environmental performance?
Does your company include a board of directors, advisory board, or other governing body that includes women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and other under-represented individuals?

Stakeholder Engagement

Create a transparent, inclusive structure to care for all stakeholders.

Does your company share with your employees basic financial information?
Does your company train employees on your social and/or environmental mission?

What does success mean in business and how may we redefine it wholesomely this time?

Start with why B Corp may be the solution.