COMPANY Honored as Best for Community
Creating Most Overall Positive Community Impact
Evaluated by Comprehensive B Impact Assessment
Wednesday, 11th January 2017. Mérida, Yucatán. MX.
Today, Hammock Boutique was recognized for creating the most positive overall community impact by B the Change Media based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the independent non-profit B Lab. Honorees are featured in the upcoming fall issue of B Magazine and on B the Change’s digital platform, bthechange.com. They were also honoured at the fist-annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School.
Hammock Boutique is honoured in the Best for Community list, which includes that earned a Community score in the top 10 percent more than1.800 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment, The 141 winning companies in the Community category come from 18 industries and 24 countries.
The Community portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company`s supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. It also measures the company`s practices and policies around community service and charitable giving, including whether a company’s product or service is designed to solve a social issue, such as access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity and the arts. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a foce for good can make on communities around the world.
The 141 Best for Community companies come from over 120 different industries such as manufacturing, financial services and engineering. B the Change Media simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact) Best for the Environment, Best for Customers and Best for Workers, which can be found at http://best.bthechange.com (Not available until September 8)
Additional 2016 Best for the Community honorees include: Oregon-based winery A to Z Wineworks, Beneficial State Bank; and Greyston Bakery
“The companies we are honouring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for food. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honoured to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration”, said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company that publishes the quarterly B Magazine and host of the Best for the World event at the University of California, Berkeley on September 8, 2016.
A total of 2015 Certified B Corporations were named 2016 Best For the World Honorees including The Honest Company; Cooperative Home Care Associates; and Traditional Medicinals. Thirty-five countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Vietnam, and http://bit.ly/29ZYRZp
The 2016 Best for the World Honorees represent nearly one-third of all B Corps, displaying a wide range of excellence throughout the community. Today there are more than 1,800 Cerfified B Corporations across over 120 industries and 42 countries, unified by the common goal; to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net
Hammocks for sale through Hammock Boutique represent the work of more than 880 families in the Yucatan Peninsula. Hammock Boutique continues the centuries old tradition of hand-weaving the most beautiful Mayan hammocks in the world. Our high quality hammocks and hammock chairs are sold by our family owned and operated business, capturing the rich history of the hammock while offering the highest quality and most competitive prices worldwide!
B the Change Media was formed as a partnership between B Lab, the community of B Corporations, and Bryan Welch, former CEO of Ogden Publications (B Corp since 2010). B the Change Media is a multiplatform media company whose mission is to build the world’s largest engaged audience of people with a passion for using business as a force for good. B the Change Media has editorial and operating independence and covers compelling stories about business as a force for good, not just stories about B Corporations. B the Change Media has independent investors and is subsidiary of B Lab, the non-profit organization that administers the Impact Assessment and aggregates the B Corporation community. B the Change Media is a Pending Corporation,
For more information, visit http://www.bthechange.com.
B Lab is a non-profit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision 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 the long term.
B Lab drives this systematic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all 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 business measure. Compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the fee B Impact Assessment; 4)driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Rating platform.
For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.