Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit.

B Corporations, or B Corps, make decisions that make a positive impact across their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

Globally, B Corps are leading the way in using business as a force for good.

B Corps in Australia & New Zealand

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

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Why become a Certified B Corp?

We envisage a world where businesses compete to be best for the world, the people living in it, and the natural environment on which our quality of life depends. Join the community of B Corps to help realise this goal.

 

Your business can benefit from certification in a number of direct ways.

SERVE COMMUNITY & PLANET

"The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders -- it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.”

Rose Marcario

CEO

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Certification Process

B Corps need a minimum of 80 out of 200 points to get certified. In Australia & New Zealand businesses need to be operational for 12-months before being B Corp certified.

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Get prepared

Learn more about what it means to be a Certified B Corporation with the free Intro to B Corps short course. Find out where your business should start and get your team on board using the resources below.

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Submit your assessment

Once you've completed the assessment with over 80 points, follow the final steps to submit.  Our Standards Review Team will get in touch when it's time to evaluate your application. Please note there is a queue, so this may take some time.

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Start the B Impact Assessment

Create an account for the B Impact Assessment and start measuring your social and environmental performance. Use the Knowledge Base for support and recommendations on ways to improve your impact.

6.

Verify & improve

Our Standards Review Team will work with you, requesting documents to verify your answers. This step typically takes from 2 to 6 months, depending on the size and complexity of your organisation. 

3.

Get support to improve

Most businesses make changes to become certified. If you're stuck below 80 points or need additional help, join our Become a B Corp online workshops, or hire a B Consultant

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Certify as a B Corp

Once your score of 80+ is verified, you will be invited to sign the Declaration of Interdependence and B Corp Agreement, pay your annual certification fee, and publish your profile on the B Corp directory.

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Understand the legal requirement

A key part of certification is meeting the legal requirement in your company's constitution. Australian companies can learn more about the requirement here. New Zealand companies can learn about the requirement here.

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Celebrate & share

We'll give you the tools you need to announce your certification to your team, clients, customers, suppliers, and everyone else!

 

Be loud and proud in sharing your certification.

 

Certification fees

Using the B Impact Assessment  is free. A one-off submission fee of $250 is payable if you submit your company to us for certification. As a Certified B Corporation, certification fees are then paid annually, and calculated based on your organisation's total revenue for the preceding 12 months.

 

Use your revenue from your last financial year to see of revenue to see the corresponding price for annual certification fees below:

Under $3M

$20,000

$25,500

$30,000

$35,000

$40,000

$45,000

$50,000

Up to $75M

Up to $100M

Up to $175M

Up to $250M

Up to $500M

Up to $750M

Up to $1B

$50M-1B

Up to $150k

Up to $500k

Up to $700k

Up to $1M

Up to $1.5M

Up to $2M

Up to $3M

$1,000

$1,100

$1,200

$1,300

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

$3-50M

Up to $5M

Up to $7.5M

Up to $10M

Up to $15M

Up to $20M

Up to $30M

Up to $50M

$2,000

$2,500

$3,750

$6,000

$8,500

$12,000

$16,000

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.

 

Not sure where to start?

Get across the fundamentals of

B Corp certification

This on-demand online short course is designed to give you an understanding of the global B Corp movement of people using business as a force for good. Invest one hour of your day in finding out more about the values, processes and standards that underpin B Corp Certification.

Get inspired

Learn from B Corps in Australia, New Zealand, and around the world. Get ideas about deepening your impact & see how your organisation compares.

Learn about the certification process

What type of company are you?

Have questions about the B Impact Assessment? Head to the Knowledge Base for FAQs and best practice guides, or log a support ticket for technical issues.

Find B Corps in your area

Check out the directory to find a B Corp to support or connect with. Learn about their impact by exploring the B Impact Report.

We're here to help

The B Lab team is here to help organisations on their certification journey.

If you're starting out, recertifying, or anywhere in between, get in touch.

BECOME A B CORP ONLINE WORKSHOP

Complete your B Corp assessment

A great way to get your business moving on the pathway to becoming a B Corp.

A 90-minute workshop followed by a 90-minute Q&A session 2 weeks later. Work on your assessment in between the sessions, and get your questions answered by experts.

HIRE A QUALIFIED B CONSULTANT

Get tailored support to become a B Corp

B Consultants are experienced consultants trained by B Lab Australia & New Zealand to support companies to improve their impact and become B Corps.

 

Work at a B Corp?

Check out our resource page for B Corps

 

You'll find everything you need to make the most of your certification.

 

Collaborate with us to build an impact-driven economy

Want to build the B Corp community and make impact-driven business the norm in Australia and New Zealand?

FUND OUR WORK

Our economic systems change advocacy and collaboration work depends on the generous contributions of corporate and philanthropic partners.

PROVIDE PRO BONO/IN-KIND SUPPORT

The B movement is built on collaboration. To grow our collective impact we welcome:​

  • Pro bono services

  • Access to venues for training, seminars and workshops

  • Media and promotional opportunities

SKILL UP YOUR BUSINESS NETWORK

For business and professional associations and networks, peak bodies, and accelerators and incubators who want to help members understand, manage and improve their impact.

BECOME A B CONSULTANT

An in-depth training program for consultants committed to supporting companies to improve their social and environmental impact, and to become Certified B Corporations (B Corps).

 

Our Partners

Organisations who believe business as a force for good and want to go one step further are helping B Lab Australia & New Zealand with donations, specialist expertise, pro-bono products & services and more.

If you are interested in partnering with B Lab, please get in touch.

Foundational Partners

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Project Partners

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Network Partners

About B Lab: The organisation behind B Corp

B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. 

 

To date, our community includes over 3,500 B Corps in 70 countries and 150 industries, over 8,000 benefit corporations, and more than 100,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. Learn more here.

Our regional focus is to improve the culture and practice of business in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand so that the economy builds community and regenerates the environment.

Australia & New Zealand team

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Community Manager

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Strategic Advisor

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Head of Strategy and Partnerships

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Community Builder Associate

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Head of Community Building

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Senior Specialist, ESG and Sustainability Measurement

 
 

Looking for answers?

I want to learn more about B Corps.


We recommend starting with the Intro to B Corps short course. It's a free online course that you can complete in less than an hour, featuring videos and content from some local Certified B Corporations. We have a Become a B Corp Guide coming soon, so check back here in a few weeks.




I need technical help with the B Impact Assessment.


Check out some of the frequently asked questions about the B Impact Assessment on our Knowledge Base. You can also submit a support ticket for techncial issues related to your account.




I'm looking for tailored support with my certification.


You can access our directory of B Consultants who can help you plan your journey to certification, improve your impact, and finalise your assessment. If you'd prefer general support, you can register to attend our monthly Become a B Corp workshops. Please note you must complete at least one section of the assessment before attending.




I'm looking for work at B Lab or a B Corp.


B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand is not currently recruiting. Keep an eye on our LinkedIn for any future opportunities. To find a B Corp that may be hiring, browse our directory and filter by industry or location.





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If we haven't answered your question, you can submit a ticket for our team. Please note that responses may take up to 2 weeks due to increased demand. We appreciate your patience as we get back to you.

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