We have always strived to be a company that not only provides great products and services, but one that also believes in being a force for good. We can now share that as a Certified B Corporation®, we join the ranks of over 4000+ companies who are using business as a force for good.
It’s an important achievement for us as a business, for our team, and for our customers too.
As we celebrate joining the community, we wanted to reveal our journey and why being B Corp™ Certified was a real milestone for us and how we got here.
5 things you may not know about getting B Corp™ Certified
- B Lab certification is not easy to achieve- in fact, only about 50% of applicants are successful.
- Being a B Corp isn’t just about being the best in the world- it’s about showing that you are using business as a force for good.
- B Corp questions aren’t just about the environment. Some questions cover how you treat all of your stakeholders, if you have a positive impact on your community and if your workers have decent wages and benefits.
- B Lab conducts an in depth review of the applicant’s business. To become certified, applicants must score at least 80 out of 200 points on the B Impact Assessment.
- B Corp certification lasts for three years, and companies must recertify to maintain their status.
How hard is it to get B Corp™ Certified?
When we heard about B Corp Certification, it felt like the perfect fit.
The B Corp™ was established in 2006 and is the first and only certification for businesses that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
To become B Corp™ Certified, a business must complete an in-depth assessment administered by the non-profit B Lab.
It’s taken us almost three years of incremental change to gain the certification and has been a huge team effort.
We had to fill out a lengthy assessment (over 200 questions!) that looked at every aspect of our business – from our environmental impact, to how we treat our employees, to the diversity of our team.
This was followed by a phone review by B Lab staff to clarify points, to be sure as we scored over 80 out of 200 points on the assessment, and requests were then made for documentation of key points.
Getting certified is certainly a challenge – but well worth it.
Why did getting B Corp™ Certified matter so much to us?
If you know a little of our story, you will know Orderly has a desire to make a difference.
When we transformed from Easywebstore to Orderly in 2022, it was born from one overarching mission: to help people act more sustainably and be better toward the planet.
Our aim was (and still is!) to make it as easy as possible for people to reduce their consumption, waste less, and increase profits. Being B Corp™ Certified signifies that we are walking the talk and are committed to being a sustainable and ethical business.
We hope that by becoming B Corp™ Certified, we will inspire other businesses – big and small – to do the same. We believe that businesses can (and should!) be a force for good in the world.
We can create amazing technology that has the potential to change the world, but without also showcasing our ethics and how we work as a business, we would be missing a chance to show people what Orderly really stands for.
What’s next for us?
Becoming B Corp™ Certified is just the beginning. By stipulating that companies must “set improvement goals against the most-up-to-date standards and benchmark their performance over time” that ensures that we are constantly striving to improve and be the best that we can be – which of course, every business should be.
We have big plans for the future, and we are excited to continue our journey as a sustainable and ethical business – with that exciting new B Corp Certified logo joining us for the ride.
Watch this space…