B Corp Certified
Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. B Lab is unique in their ability to measure a company’s entire social and environmental impact.
B Corp Certification is holistic, not exclusively focused on a single social or environmental issue. The process to achieve and maintain certification is rigorous and accounts for business model and information about operations, structure, and various work processes, as well as review of potential public complaints and possible site visits. Recertification confirms these standards continue to be met on an ongoing basis.
Simple Switch is a Certified B Corp ourselves, so we understand how thorough the vetting and certification really is.
What is a Certified B Corp?
B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. In order to achieve certification, a company must:
- Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review. Multinational corporations must also meet baseline requirement standards.
- Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and achieve benefit corporation status if available in their jurisdiction.
- Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.
Why Does Simple Switch Sell BCorp Products?
We look for B Corp Certification as one of our Simple Switch Impacts because
Simple Switch is also a certified B Corp, and our founder sometimes speaks at BCorp events around the country. We love the community BCorp provides for businesses committed to making a difference.
We're passionate about transparency surrounding the impact of the products we sell. You can find a full list of the impacts we look for here, or browse in our "SHOP BY IMPACT" menu. If you have questions about the impact behind our products, don't hesitate to reach out!