Guide to becoming a B Corp

3. Set up your company profile

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’.

Setting up your company profile (1 minute)

SIZE: Employees

This should be calculated on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. For part time, contractors and casual are counted as a % of a FTE.

Full time = 1 

Part time = 0.5 

Temporary full time = 0.25

Temporary part time = 0.125​

This should be calculated on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. For part time, contractors and casual are counted as a % of a FTE. Hover for more details.

MARKET

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

SECTOR

MANUFACTURING

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).

SERVICES WITH MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

 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).

WHOLESALE  &
RETAIL

 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).

AGRICULTURAL GROWERS

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).

SERVICES WITH MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

 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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