The length of the process will depend on your score fluctuation as well as your ability to respond to follow-up questions and actions. It is not uncommon for companies to drop below the 80 points and you will be given time to improve your score back up.
Submit and pay submission fee
Read more about the submission fee here.
Due to record demand in certification you will spend a few months in a queue before you're assigned to Evaluation. Tip: You can still edit your assessment in this stage so use this time to improve your score.
Evaluation Analyst will be reaching out via email or the assessment platform to confirm business operations and key info.
You will be asked to start uploading documents to support answers in your assessment
You will be assigned an analyst who will work with you 1 on 1 (via email and the assessment) to review your assessment. More documentation will be needed and possibly a review call.
Final internal review
Standards team will review your disclosure questionnaire, do a background check and peer review before certification is finalised.
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What happens once you submit?
Once you've hit 80 or more points, submit your assessment for review to become a B Corp.
The review process involves different stages where you will spend time providing information and supporting documents to members of our global standards team who will be verifying your assessment .
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take from submission to certification?
Anywhere from 8 months onwards. To keep things moving, be responsive to requests from your analyst whether it's responding to follow-up questions or uploading documents.
What documents will I need to provide?
Are there any fees associated with the review process?
What if my score drops below 80 during the review?
I don't want to become a B Corp I just want to use the BIA tool
How do I check where I am in the review process?
Watch this video to see how you can check your status and see whether you have outstanding actions to complete.