What Does It Mean To Be A B-Corp?

March is finally here, and for many families, this time of year means shaking off the winter cold, getting ready for warmer temperatures, and of course, spring break! But here at DeeBee’s Organics, March means even more to us.. 

Every March, the organization B Lab and the global B Corp community gear up to recognize, celebrate and bring awareness to everything it means to be a certified B Corp business. But  is a B Corp? Keep reading to learn more about what it means to be certified B Corp, and why this designation is so important to our team! 

What is a B Corp?

B Corp is a certification given by B Lab to businesses that recognize and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to ethical business practices. 

Certified B Corporations are businesses that have independently reviewed and proven to meet high standards of “social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.” According to B Lab, “B Corps envision a better economic system where businesses can benefit people, communities, and the planet. They choose long-term investments over quick wins and measure their success based on the positive impact they create.”

Any sized business in any industry can become Certified B Corp, granted they meet the standards and expectations and use their business as a force for good! Fun Fact: Did you know that DeeBee’s Organics is the first business EVER to become certified B Corp on Vancouver Island, BC? We think that’s pretty cool! 

Why Did We Go B Corp?

For our team at DeeBee’s Organics, holding ourselves accountable to both the good and bad that business can do was an important step in creating a better world for our families and yours. Acquiring B Corp certification helped us do this! 

The ongoing process of acquiring (and maintaining!) B Corp status was an opportunity for Dr. Dionne to show her values to the entire world and to stand for better business every day. We know that the world of business is ever-evolving around us and that change is inevitable; we are always striving to make better impacts and be better people - humility and constant improvement means a lot to us. 

At DeeBee’s Organics, we are proud of our Certified B Corp status. Obtaining, and maintaining our B Corp status is an essential part of what we do and how we choose to manage our business. From the fruit we source, to the farmers we work with, to how we treat our staff, we believe that care and accountability in business can create a meaningful impact and help make the world brighter, too! For more information on how we use business for good, check out our Values here. 

Bringing Kids into Ethical Business!

Ready to teach your children about what ethical business looks like in our busy economy? Here are some of our favorite activities for fostering young entrepreneurs ready to tackle the business world and make a positive impact. 

  • Design your own B Corp Business: Have a budding entrepreneur or sustainability specialist in your home? Design your own just-for-fun family business and see if your imaginary business practices would make the cut on the B Impact Assessment. 
  • Research Better Choices You Can Make As A Family: As a family, you can make a global impact with your buying power! Take a peek at this B Corp list of certified companies in your area so you can support more positive changemakers in business!
  • Learn More About The Issues Impacting Our World: Talking about B Corporations is a great introduction into learning about the issues impacting our world today. Kids Against Climate Change is one of our favorite resources for tools, activities, and learning to explore what it means to protect our environment!