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Welcome to the

B Corp Community

This guide will help you make the most of your certification.

Congratulations, you're a Certified B Corporation!

If you're new here, be sure to check out the welcome to-do list.

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Showing off the B

You should be proud of your certification. Explore are some of our favourite ways B Corps have used the logo, then use the files below to get creative. (Designers might need these brand guidelines too.)

Packaging
Social Media
Reports
Store Displays
Advertising
Email Signatures
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Telling your story

Telling the world about your B Corp Certification can be tricky. To make it easier, here are some examples from when our community did it well. (Plus this handy guide from Nice and Serious).

Getting your team onboard

Embedding B Corp throughout your business will help you get the most out of your certification. Check out these resources to help you get started.

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 Get your team up to speed

Before announcing your certification, be sure your team can answer the questions 'What is a B Corp?' and 'Why did you become one?'

 

Share the free Introduction to B Corps short course to get everyone familiar with the movement.

Mapping your road to improvement

Becoming a B Corp is committing to continuous improvement. To be prepared for recertification, here are some things to consider.

Your improvement report

 

Once you've finished your certification, download your improvement report to help inform your strategy.

B Corp best practices

Many B Corps open source their policies and handbooks to help other businesses improve. Use the resources available to guide your improvement.

Get prepared

 

A network of B Consultants can help you improve your impact, from recertification to a plan for growth.

Joining the community

There are plenty of ways to get involved with the B Corp community in Australia & New Zealand. Get connected to share learnings, get inspired and grow a movement of purpose-led businesses. 

Come together online

The B Corp Community is an online platform created by B Corps for B Corps. It's a great place to ask questions, share resources, give recommendations, or connect with other B Corp employees.

Get social with your local

B Locals can help you stay connected to the B Corp community in your area. Get in touch to attend an event or meet B Corps in your city.

Check out the

B Hive

The B Hive is an online space for the global B Corp community. If you want to connect with B Corps from outside Australia & New Zealand, the B Hive is the place to go. 

Join the Climate Collective

Australia & New Zealand recently launched its very own B Corp Climate Collective. If you're passionate about climate action - from lobbying government to consumer campaigns - send an email to learn more.

B Corps leading the way

B Corps are known for being creative and doing great things. Check out some things happening in the community that remind us why this community is special.

Going Climate+

As climate action becomes increasingly urgent, Tentree created this page to help customers offset the impact of their everyday activities. From binge watching Netflix to an international drive, they have just about everything covered.

Copy, paste, better business

Code for Australia found that documenting their policies and employee handbooks was hard work. To make it easier for other businesses to follow suit, they open-sourced everything from their certification process. Pretty nice, right?

Frequently asked questions

Recertification

When is my recertification date?


B Corps must recertify every 3 years. You can see your recertification date at the top of your B Impact Assessment dashboard. B Corps must submit their recertification prior to their recertification date to be in good standing.




My team wants to help with the B Impact Assessment. Can they get access?


Yes! To invite others to your B Impact Assessment, follow these instructions. Team members can view previous and current assessments, download your improvement report, and more. If you're having trouble adding or removing team members, log a support ticket here.




Can I recertify early?


You can submit up to 6 months before your recertification date. Recertifying earlier than this is not encouraged and will incur an additional fee.




Why do I have to recertify?


Becoming a Certified B Corporation is about continuous improvement. We encourage B Corps to pursue new ways to have positive impacts beyond just the B Impact Asssessment and be leaders in business. We update the B Impact Assessment every 3 years as the economy, businesses, and the world evolves to reflect current best practices. We also take feedback from B Corps into account and make improvements along the way.




My B Corp was acquired or changed ownership recently. Does this impact my recertification?


B Corporations that undergo a change of control must provide B Lab a commitment to recertify within 90 days. They must also recertify within one year of the effective date of the change of control. If you are uncertain whether there was a change in control of your organisation, get in touch with the B Lab team.





Invoicing

How often is my B Corp invoiced?


B Corps pay an annual fee each year of their certification. This fee is dependent on revenue and will change as your business grows. Details about the fee structure can be found on our homepage.




What does the certification fee cover?


Rather than paying an upfront fee to become a Certified B Corporation, B Corps pay an annual fee to cover the cost of certification and recertification. This includes everything from the Standards Analyst reviewing your submissions to improvements to the B Impact Assessment. You must be in good standing with your invoices to continue to use the Certified B Corporation logo and other intellectual property. B Lab is a not-for-profit and your fee ensures we can continue to grow the movement while providing resources, support, and community for B Corps.





Community

I want to connect with a B Corp. Where can I find their contact details?


The best way to connect with B Corps is on the B Corp Community. We encourage B Corps to share all ideas with the community in the relevant forums or groups so that others can be inspired or get involved wherever possible. If you have a specific request, the B Lab team can share your contact details with another B Corp to connect you.




Where should I share offers and discounts for B Corps?


If your offer is only for Australia & New Zealand B Corps, you can share it on the B Corp Community. You can also request for B Lab to share it in our monthly newsletter or on this page. If your offer is for B Corps in other regions, you can share it on the B Hive too.




How do I update my directory listing?


For changes to the global directory, follow these instructions to make updates to your public profile. For changes to the Australia & New Zealand directory, please also fill out this form. (We know it's a pain, but bear with us!)





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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