Guide to becoming a B Corp

1. Check Eligibility

B Corp certification is for businesses that are for profit and have been operating for at least 12 months.

The requirements

1. Performance requirement: reach 80 points out of 200 in the BIA

2. Meet the legal requirement

3. Make your score transparent

Who can certify?

Start-ups

Start-ups must have 12 months of operations before they can submit for certification. 

This begins from the first supplier, client or employee contract.

Non-profits

In Australia only non profit companies that are Limited by Guarantee without DGR status can certify*

In New Zealand, companies with charitable status must derive income from business activity, not donations.*

Other structures

Parterships, mutuals and cooperatives may be eligible for B Corp certification but must contact B Lab Australia and New Zealand to determine eligibility.

Sole traders are eligible but must select the 0 workers size.

Pending B

At this stage Pending B is not available in Australia or New Zealand.

If you've been trading for more than 12 months we encourage you to pursue certification. If you're less than 12 months start the BIA and submit at your 1 year mark!

*In New Zealand, companies with charitable status must demonstrate that they derive their income from business activity and not donations, and will maintain this business model.  Australia and New Zealand companies who believe they may be eligible to certify must contact B Lab Australia and New Zealand.

B Lab respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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