What does being B Corp certified mean?
We live in an age where information has never been more readily available, however it can be hard sometimes to work out if a company is as sustainable and ethical as they say they are.
B Corp offers companies like us an opportunity to prove to our customers that we are legitimately trying to do good in the world. It is not just us saying we are, it is an independent third party verifying it.
B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk or skin care.
B Corps like us are for-profit companies certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet very high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Due to the very rigorous standards set by B Corp it took us many hours of hard work over 7 months to finally achieve our certification – and we wouldn’t have it any other way! We believe it is having this focussed attention to detail that makes having B Corp certification worthwhile.
In a world where unintended consequences of certain actions can have devastating effects, it is incredibly important to us that we are meeting not only the high standards of production and operations we set for ourselves, but also exceeding the expectations of our customers when it comes to ethical business practices.
Today, there is a growing community of more than 3,500 Certified B Corps from 70 countries and over 130 industries working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business by being socially and environmentally responsible, and we at Onya are proud to be a part of it!