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Are you familiar with B corporations? If you are not, now is the time to start paying attention. B corporation certification (also known B labs) and status is essentially is what a for profit is to a not for profit.

According to the B corporation website: 

"Certified B CorporationsTM redefine success in business.

Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.

Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the worldTM, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all."

B Corporations have many admiring qualities to include some of the following:

28% of their management as women or minorities, 

55% are more likely to cover some part of health insurance

18% are more likely to use suppliers from lower income communities

68% are more likely to donate at least 10% of profits to charity

Not to mention B corporations are truly caring about the environment by focusing on the good for the overall planet and the people.

The certification for B corporation status is rigorous and cumbersome, but really attests to the type of company that a  B corporation can be.

Some of my favorite B corporate companies include, but are not limited to.

Organic India, Bhakti Chai, Garden of Life, You Caring, Dr. Bronners-All One, Beautycounter, Dang Foods LLC, OluKai, Traditional Medicinals, Numi Organic Tea, Mamma Chia, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Method/ Ecover, Dogearned, EO, Patagonia and many others.  

So, if you are like me and care about the environment and world we live in, start paying attention to the companies who are paying attention to the simple, yet important factors of giving back, paying their employees and just doing overall good for the world, their people and communities.