There are 1000 B Corporations from over 30 different countries. See the steps below to learn how to become a B Corp and join this global community.
It's as Easy as 1-2-3:
Step 1: Meet Performance Requirement
Complete the B Impact Assessment and earn a reviewed minimum score of 80 out of 200 points.
Step 2: Meet Legal Requirement
The value of meeting the legal requirement for B Corp certification is that it bakes sustainability into the DNA of your company as it grows, brings in outside capital, or plans succession, ensuring that your mission can better survive new management, new investors, or even new ownership.
The legal requirement:
- • Gives legal protection to directors and officers to consider the interests of all stakeholders when making decisions;
- • Creates additional rights for shareholders to hold directors and officers accountable to consider these interests; and
- • Limits these expanded rights to shareholders exclusively.
Click your country to learn how your company can fulfill the legal requirement:
For countries not listed above:
B Lab and its partners have yet to determine what the legal requirement shall be for all other countries where there are Certified B Corps. As the community expands globally, B Lab and its partners will work with local B Corps, law firms, and policy makers to develop appropriate legal paths that meet the certification standards. Until that path is determined, we shall build the language of the B Corp legal framework into the Term Sheet for B Corp certification.
The Term Sheet commits your company to consider stakeholders to the extent possible within the current corporate laws of your country; to support B Lab’s efforts to determine the most effective legal path for legal consideration of stakeholders in its governing documents; and, when we move forward in your country and such legal path is determined, to adopt that path by the end of the next certification cycle. Term sheets for countries without a determined legal requirement are below. For further clarification, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 610-293-0299.For Privately Held Companies For Subsidiaries and Public Companies
Step 3: Make it Official
Sign the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence and Term Sheet.
Term Sheet Summary:
• Certification term is two years; after two year term, company recertifies
• Meet the performance requirement for B Corp certification
• Meet legal requirements appropriate for your particular corporate structure and country of incorporation
• Participate in an on-site review if randomly selected (10% of Certified B Corps randomly selected each year)
• Annual certification fees based on the tiered structure below
Annual Sales ($, €, £)*
$0 - $149,999
$150,000 - $1,999,999
$2 MM - $4,999,999
$5 MM - $9,999,999
$10 MM - $19,999,999
$20 MM - $49,999,999
$50 MM - $74,999,999
$75 MM - $99,999,999
$100 MM - $249,999,999
$250 MM - $499,999,999
$500 MM - $749,999,999
$750 MM - $999,999,999
Annual Fee ($, €, £)*
$50,000+, depending on the structure of the company. See here for more information on public companies, multinationals, and companies over $1B.
*For companies located in the territory of a B Lab partner, the Company will receive an invoice from the partner in local currency.