Your company can meet the legal requirement for B Corp Certification by electing benefit corporation status, which is the best way to ensure that the values of your company are maintained over time. Benefit corporation is an opt-in legal status administered by the Secretary of State. Existing companies can elect to become benefit corporations by amending their governing documents. In some states, this amendment requires a 2/3 supermajority vote of all shareholders. The procedure for filing amendments with the state is identical to that followed for any other corporate structures with the addition of a statement that the company is a benefit corporation.
How to Become a New York Benefit Corporation
Benefit Corporation Certificate of Incorporation (SOS Approved)
Benefit Corporation Certificate of Amendment (SOS Approved)
Benefit Corporation Sample Bylaws
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