In February 2014, Talent Nation became the first recruitment company to achieve Certified B Corporation status as one of the 42 Founding B Corps in Australia and New Zealand.
If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly a B Corporation is, it defines an emerging movement of companies who are using the power of business to create positive social and environmental impact. In doing so, they make a commitment to hold themselves to a high level of accountability, transparency and performance. The rigorous B Impact Assessment requires a score of at least 80, measuring a company’s impact across a variety of categories. The purpose of this is to work towards redefining what success means within the business sector, allowing organisations to shift from competing to simply be the best, instead being the best for the world.
The re-certification process continues to become more comprehensive and detailed every year. It involved the resubmission of our B Impact Assessment, an onsite review by the U.S Standards team and regular communication with the International and Australian B Lab teams. While it can be difficult and time-consuming, this serves as further re-assurance that only those dedicated to creating real positive impact are successful. We found the process rewarding, as it confirmed for us that our commitment to operating as a sustainable and ethical business over the last 5 years has paid off.
We are very proud to be members of the B Corp community. It has allowed us to meet so many individuals whose long-term, sustainable visions for the future align with ours, as well be at the forefront of a global movement highlighting our responsibility to the community and the planet. Today, there are over 2400 B Corporations in over 50 countries and 130 industries working towards 1 unifying goal; to redefine success in business.
About B Lab
B Lab is a non-profit organisation that serves a worldwide movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete to be Best for the World and as a result society enjoys a shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives: 1) Building a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. They make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and “good marketing”; 2) promoting mission alignment, using innovative corporate structures to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last; 3) helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors and institutions ‘Measure What Matters’, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact and the impact of the businesses with whom they work—with as much rigor as their profits; 4) inspiring millions to join the movement through storytelling on B the Change.
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