What do Ben & Jerry’s, Etsy, Seventh Generation, Dansko, and Pringle Creek Community all have in common?  We are all B Corporations!

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Pringle Creek Community is now a B (for Benefit) Corporation, part of the global business community inspiring businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world but to also be the best FOR the world, a community that is working to use the power of commerce  as a force for good vs just for profit.  A ‘B Corp’, or Benefit Corporation, commits to earning financial returns as well as creating social and environmental value. There are currently over 1,500 Certified B Corporations from more than 130 industries and 42 countries with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

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B Corp is a sort of LEED certification for socially responsible businesses.  In order to become a B Corp, a company has to undergo a rigorous assessment process and periodic audits to document their performance on more than 170 specific measures on environmental stewardship, employee pay and benefits, and contributions to community well-being.  We’re proud to be involved with both of these third-party rating systems, LEED and B Corp.  These certifications underscore our commitment to all stakeholders – workers, suppliers, community, and the natural environment.  Our business model was founded upon the principles of sustainability.  Joining the B Corp family serves to bolster our commitment and challenge us to go even deeper and wider in that commitment to a triple-bottom line of people, planet, and profit.  We’ve been  walking the talk since the beginning – but now through joining the B Corp world, we are part of a larger network of similarly committed organizations and businesses working together to make a large, systemic change in how business works and who it works for.

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This is great news for all of us!