Best for the World 2015 & 2016 -Community
HAMMMOCK BOUTIQUE Honored as ‘Best for the World’,
Most Overall Positive Community Impact
Today, HAMMOCK BOUTIQUE was recognized for creating the most positive overall community impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the annual ‘B Corp Best for Community’ list. The ‘B Corp Best for Community’ list honors businesses that earned a community score in the top 10% of more than 1,860 Certified B Corporations from over 130 industries on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small, and mid-sized businesses around the globe.
The B Corp ‘Best for Community’ list sets the gold standard for high impact companies and demonstrates any type of company can use business as a force for good. It is part of the ‘Best for the World’ series, which has inspired the Best for NYC campaign, the first municipal public-private impact partnership in the world to support businesses to create more high quality jobs and improve the quality of life in local neighborhoods, all while strengthening their bottom-line.
Hammock Boutique is not just a hammock company; we are an instrument of change in our home region looking at transforming the lives of the weavers and to provide opportunities for their children.
The primary focus of our efforts is the indigenous Mayan women in our network who represent 90% of our weavers. We are looking to empower more women as heads of households but also as entrepreneurs and instrument of change in their communities.
Hammock Boutique is committed to making a long-term social and economic impact in Mexico and beyond.
“We don’t see ourselves as a Hammock Company, we see ourselves as an instrument of change.”
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.
B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.
For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.