B Corporations (or B Corps for short) are those companies certified to hold to a standard of social and environmental responsibility. Inc Magazine called it the “highest standard for socially responsible businesses”. The standard has been available since 2007 and there are currently only 2,000 B Corporations across 50 countries, including leaders like New Belgium Brewery, Ben and Jerry’s, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Seventh Generation.
We are pleased to have achieved the status of first B Corp in Oklahoma, as well as Indian Country (as far as we know), as, for one, we see many commonalities between B Corp and Native ways of thinking.
"The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet”, said Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia. And the New York Times said “B Corp provides what is lacking elsewhere: proof” - proof that companies engage in great practices for employees, suppliers, customers, their local community and the environment.
What does this mean for those we work with? We held to these standards before certification, treating with care those we work with, and we’ll do so afterwards. You just get extra verification that we’re on the right track, whether for your own mission and goals around supplier and customer relationships, or for any other drivers you have to work with responsible companies.
To learn more about our new status, visit the B Corp website at https://www.bcorporation.net/community/blue-star-integrative-studio