A 12 month journey (sometimes longer)
The process can take anytime from 1 year or longer from when you start the assessment. Much of this timing depends on whether or not you will need to spend time increasing your score to achieve the 80 points.
Understand the business case
Read about why companies are becoming B Corps and the benefits of certification.
Pitch to your boss
Get senior team buy in from the start as you will need their help/expertise to complete the assessment.
Engage your team
More hands makes lighter work! If you're a larger company you will need info from various departments (e.g. HR, Legal etc...)
Do a first pass at the BIA
Complete as much of the BIA as you can and bookmark questions to come back to later.
Tip: Get someone senior to do the first pass as they will likely have access to more info needed
Do final pass at BIA
Collect documents and improve score
Collect missing info from team members and if your score is below 80 set goals to improve
Tip: Assign questions/sections to other team members
Add in new info from improvements and collected documents. If >80 submit if below 80 improve your score
Tip: Allow time for score improvements
Your assessment has been verified, your score is +80 points, pay the annual fee and make your certification official!
Submit and verify
Pay submission fee and wait for our global standards team to review and verify your assessment.
Tip: Jump to our submit & verify page for more info
How much does it cost?
If you're in NZ calculate your revenue in AUD as we charge AUD.
Up to $75M
Up to $100M
Up to $175M
Up to $250M
Up to $500M
Up to $750M
Up to $1B
Up to $150k
Up to $500k
Up to $700k
Up to $1M
Up to $1.5M
Up to $2M
Up to $3M
Up to $5M
Up to $7.5M
Up to $10M
Up to $15M
Up to $20M
Up to $30M
Up to $50M
This pricing applies to new certifications from 1 July 2021 - for current Certified B Corporations paying annual fees prior to this date, legacy pricing will be applied.
A submission fee of A$250 now applies to Australian and New Zealand companies who submit their B Impact Assessment to begin the B Corp certification Review process. Learn more here.