Certified B Corporation

Wellington Region, New Zealand

Certified Since

June 2018


Environmental consulting


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


New Zealand

The moment thinkstep-anz learned of a coordinated global movement using business as a force for good, they knew they had to join. As a team committed to sustainability, it is important for them to walk the talk if they are to guide companies to achieve better outcomes for the planet and for people. thinkstep-anz is a locally owned business enabling organisations to succeed sustainably. They work with businesses from all sectors, of all sizes, and at all stages of their journey. thinkstep-anz specialises in Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), workshops to get clients started or build capacity, carbon footprinting and reduction strategies, and materiality assessments helping companies to understand the things that really matter to stakeholders. Sharing a passion for a sustainable tomorrow, thinkstep-anz partners with leading businesses in New Zealand and Australia to achieve such ambitious goals as Cradle-to-Cradle certification, Circular Economy, and regenerative futures. They are committed to translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible business actions. thinkstep-anz is a committed member of the Climate Leaders Coalition and has an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, thinkstep-anz earned an overall score of 81.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.8

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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
Ethics & Transparency6.0
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 24.3

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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.

Financial Security9.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.0
Career Development5.5
Engagement & Satisfaction4.7

Community 13.8

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.2
Economic Impact4.5
Civic Engagement & Giving1.9

Environment 11.4

Environment 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.

Environmental Management3.6
Air & Climate3.3
Land & Life3.0

Customers 21.0

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.3
+ Impact Improvement18.6

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

2023 Overall B Impact Score81.4
2018 Overall B Impact Score96.8

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