Guide to becoming a B Corp

2. How you're scored

and assessed

Complete the B Impact Assessment and score 80 points to become a certified as a B Corp. 

Completing the B Impact Assessment (BIA) will evaluate your company’s performance on 5 areas of governance, environment, workers, community and customers.

There are two ways to get BIA points.

OPERATIONAL

These make up 90% of the questions in the assessment and refer to how your business operates on a day-to-day basis.

Examples: 

  • Donating to charity on occasion 

  • Having a diverse workforce

  • Using renewable energy

  • Recycling 

IMPACT BUSINESS MODEL (IBMs)

IBMs are bonus points for companies that deliver high levels of social and or environmental impact may be eligible for. These questions are unlocked as you complete the assessment and you must meet high thresholds in order to earn these points. 

Examples:

  • Having a 'buy one give one' model

  • Being a Worker Owned Cooperative

  • Providing educational products or services 

  • Selling recycling services or technology 

To view a full list of IBMs click here

See how points are calculated as you answer questions in the assessment.

How points are calculated

The assessment awards points for the positive impact your company is making across different areas of your business.

Examples

Workers

  • Employee ownership 

  • Employee handbooks 

  • Tracking satisfaction or engagement

Community

  • Commitments to justice diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Tracking diversity of ownership among suppliers

  • Banking with a B Corp

  • Supplier Code of Conduct

Environment

  • Environmental Management System

  • Monitoring and recording energy, water and waste  usage

  • Recycling different materials

  • Offsetting GHG emissions

Customers

  • Customer feedback or complaint mechanisms

  • Regularly monitoring customer outcomes and well-being

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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