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Davis Pier is now a Certified B Corporation!
B Corp Certification is the gold standard for businesses looking to make a positive impact on society.
We’re proud to share that Davis Pier Consulting has been officially certified as a B Corporation.
B Corps are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. There are only 5,000 certified B Corporations globally, and they span 150 industries and 74 countries around the world, all with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
The certification process uses credible, comprehensive, transparent and independent standards of social and environmental performance.
Our team chose to go through the rigorous certification process as we deeply believe in the values that B Corps measure and wanted to strengthen our commitment to creating impact within our community. We believe that our responsibility as a registered B Corp will strengthen our commitment to upholding the highest standards of social and environmental impact.
B Corp Certification is a highly selective process. Companies must document their positive impact to qualify and must undergo verification every three years to maintain certification. To qualify for certification a business must hit an impact score of at least 80 points. We’re thrilled to share our overall B Impact Score was 114.8. You can see the full breakdown of our impact score on our B Corp listing page here.
What this means for our team?
Our team is made up of dedicated change makers. For many of us, a lot of the values that B Corp promotes come second nature to us. We are lucky to work with a passionate group of individuals who seek to implement real, sustainable change within our work and communities.
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. Much of the work our team members do aligns with these goals.
What this means for our partners and clients?
We are committed to working with organizations and partners that make an impact. Interested in quantifying your impact and learning more about becoming B Corp certified?
Our team would be happy to chat about the process and how best we can support each other to ensure continual improvement and best practice measurement.
“B Corp Certification is the gold standard for businesses looking to make a positive impact on society. I am incredibly proud that our team’s commitment to Davis Pier’s mission and vision has been recognized by the global leader in socially-focused business practices. We are constantly walking the tightrope of balancing purpose and profit, and B Corp Certification confirms that we’re doing so successfully.” - Mike Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Davis Pier
More about B Corp Certification from the B Lab website:
“B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. In order to achieve certification, a company must:
- Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review. Multinational corporations must also meet baseline requirement standards.
- Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and achieve benefit corporation status if available in their jurisdiction.
- Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.”