It doesn’t happen that often that a company is named “Best for the World” in anything, so it is big news indeed that we’ve been designated as a “Best for the World”™ company by B Lab, a global nonprofit organization that scores the 4,000 certified B Corporations companies worldwide on five “impact areas” evaluated according to its B Impact Assessment. The five “impact areas” that define a certified B Corporation are Accountability, Transparency, Performance, Availability and Cost.
The Best for the World are B Corps whose scores in one or more of the five impact areas assessed towards the certification reach the top 5% of all B Corps worldwide. At Greyston we have been recognized for our efforts in the Community area.
Here are just a few of the qualities about Greyston that resulted in a top score in this impact area:
- Inclusive recruiting & hiring
- Paying a living wage
- Supporting an underserved community
- We have local community investment programs or sponsorships
- 50%+ of our company managers identify as women
- We don’t ask about incarceration history during our application process
As all B Corps are already businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose, this is a recognition that makes us incredibly proud! And we’re just getting started! We will continue collaborating with the global B Corp community to improve and positively impact all our stakeholders.
Check out the full Best for the World 2021 list on bcorporation.net.