February is a month to celebrate for many reasons; we’ve beaten the January blues, Valentine’s day brought the love …and it’s B Corp Month!
B Corp month is a time to recognize, celebrate, and share the love for companies that take their social and environmental responsibility and impact seriously. Join us in celebrating our B Corp certification and of all our B Corp pals, but first, a little history.
In 1988, Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first companies in the world to place a social mission in equal importance to its product and economic missions. As more companies began to adopt similar business models, the Benefit Corporation movement (B Corp) was established. B Corp has brought together companies through a unifying set of principles and criteria. Certified B Corps satisfy a rigorous set of standards to achieve certification. True to our pioneering spirit, we became the first-ever wholly-owned subsidiary to gain B Corp Certification.
Ben & Jerry’s has always believed in linked prosperity - that all stakeholders connected to our business should prosper as we prosper, from those who produce the ingredients, to employees who make the product, to the communities in which the company operates.
B Corp Certification is the next chapter for socially responsible businesses. Learn more about B Corporations and view Ben & Jerry’s Impact Assessment.