Guide to becoming a B Corp

1. Who can become a B Corp

B Corp certification is for Australian and New Zealand businesses that are for profit and have a minimum 12 months trading.

Can these groups certify as a

B Corp in Australia & New Zealand?

Start-ups

Yes. But you must have 12 months of trading. This begins from the first contract or first employee 

Please note Pending B is not available in Australia or New Zealand. 

Non-profits

In Australia  only non profit companies that are Limited by Guarantee without DGR status can certify*

In New Zealand, companies with charitable status must derive income from business activity, not donations.*

Other structures

Mutuals, cooperatives and XXXX may be eligible for B Corp certification but must contact B Lab Australia and New Zealand to determine eligibility. 

Sole traders are eligible but must select the 0 workers size. 

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At this stage Pending B is not available in Australia or New Zealand.

*In New Zealand, companies with charitable status must demonstrate that they derive their income from business activity and not donations, and will maintain this business model.  Australia and New Zealand companies who believe they may be eligible to certify must contact B Lab Australia and New Zealand.

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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