Dapwood Becomes a Certified B CorporationPosted on: August 6, 2013, by : Gregg
Today we are very happy to announce, Dapwood Furniture is now a Certified B Corporation! We are the first manufacturing company in New Mexico to have this distinction. We are all very proud of this accomplishment and hope it will inspire other businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
There are currently over 1200 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries in 27 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
It’s like Fair Trade certification but for the whole business, not just a bag of coffee.
The performance standards are comprehensive and transparent. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders (e.g. workers, suppliers, community, and the environment).
Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment).