Guide to becoming a B Corp

4. Set up your BIA

Each assessment is unique to your company’s size, sector and market. 

This means that when creating an assessment it’s important to select into the right 3 categories for your business -together these determine your assessment ‘track’.

How to set your company profile (1 minute)


In Australia and New Zealand select 'developed & emerging markets globally'

SIZE: Employees

When selecting how many employees you have, there are a few considerations. Part time, temp, casual, contractors and owners are treated differently. 

Each part time staff member counts as 0.5, temp full time is 0.25 and temp part time is 0.125.

Calculate your number of employees then select the range that applies to you: 


1 - 9 

10 - 49

50 - 249

250 - 1000

1000 +

Founders or working owners

Founders or working owners who own 10% or more of the company are NOT counted if you don't have additional employees and should be on the 0 size.

Independent contractors 

Include them if they work exclusively for the company or are employed for longer than 6 months and more than 20 hours a week calculate based on their closest FTE e.g. FT = 1 PT = 0.5 etc...


If you have workers who are employed through an external agency and are not on your payroll do NOT include them. 

Casual staff

FTE = no. of hours worked per week divided by 40  X no. of months worked a year divided by 12. 



A company that manufactures >10% of its own products for sale or manufactures products for sale by another company or brand. (e.g. contract manufacturers, assembly lines, breweries, livestock producers).


 A company that works in a service industry with a material environmental footprint due to its facilities, supply chain, or the intensity of its operations in delivery of services. Usually involves the operation of a physical space  (e.g. hotels, restaurants, landscaping companies, universities).


 A company that sells physical products and does not own or operate the manufacturing processes or facilities responsible for the creation of those physical goods. (e.g. grocery stores, e-commerce retailers, consumer goods companies that do not manufacture their own product, wholesalers of physical goods).


A company that operates a farm, agroprocessing facility, or sources crops directly from farmer-growers for a majority of raw input materials. If your company is a livestock producer, please select 'Manufacturing'. (e.g. fruit or vegetable farms, farmers' markets, coffee plantations, coffee roasters).


 A company that earns revenue through the provision of non-physical services. Company does not sell a physical product or does not own/operate a retail, wholesale, or manufacturing facility. (e.g. law firms, marketing/communications agencies, software company).

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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