Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

December 2010


Employment placement & HR


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

The AVANT Group, LLC is a full service staffing company that matches the right candidate, with the right employer, at the right time. AVANT maintains a diverse pool of high quality candidates who want to empower themselves to be on a long term career path. Their pool of prospective employees include but is certainly not limited to: Administrative support in many areas including; legal, accounting, sales, medical, real estate, insurance, etc. General and Skilled laborers including; metal fabrication, warehouse support, carpentry, construction, landscaping, machinist, etc. Management and industry specific positions; realtors, sales personnel, accountants, brokers, etc AVANT offers many staffing options including: 1. Direct Hire - Bring the employee immediately onto the employers payroll, 2. Temporary - Employee works for the employer for specific period of time while receiving benefits from and payroll from AVANT 3. Temporary-to-permanent - Employee works for a period of time and the employer may choose to add them as a full-time or part-time employee. While maintaining high standards of service to our employees and clients, AVANT has a vision to form alliances with other sustainable businesses, vendors, and clients to strengthen the local community.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, AVANT Group LLC earned an overall score of 99.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
99.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.6

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.3
Corporate Accountability3.5
+ Mission Locked7.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 18.7

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages7.7
Training & Education1.9
Worker Ownership2.7
Management & Worker Communication5.7

Community 20.7

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation1.4
Diversity & Inclusion4.7
Civic Engagement & Giving6.9
Local Involvement4.7
Suppliers, Distributors & Product1.5

Environment 6.5

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant4.4

Customers 34.7

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

+ Economic Empowerment for the Underserved8
+ Serving in Need Populations26.7

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score99.2
2014 Overall B Impact Score80.8

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Customers2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Governance2018

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