We can no longer put our heads in the sand. The climate crisis is accelerating and is influencing every aspect of our ecosystem. Business has an opportunity to only provide leadership around climate, equity and wellbeing but to offer new solutions that can help us overcome the many challenges ahead.
Over 4,000 Certified B Corporations from 50 countries and 130 industries have come together toward a single unifying goal: to redefine success in business. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or LEED certification is to buildings and construction. Certified B Corps are on the front lines of redefining what it means to be a business that takes into consideration all aspects of its work, including employees, governance, environmental impact and and its relationship with local, national and international communities.
In 2013, Manoverboard became a Certified B Corporation, the first in Manitoba, to add to a growing chorus of companies that seek substantial, sustainable and positive change. All B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
B Corporation certification is a demonstration of our commitment to both our values and to the power of collective action. We take the B Impact Assessment every three years to demonstrate to our clients, partners and community that we take our work and our commitments to creating positive change seriously.
We are proud to stand among other B Corps using the power of business as a force for good including Ben & Jerry’s, Hootsuite, Patagonia, Warby Parker, Method, and Etsy.
This means that our company scored in the top 10% in multiple categories (and in 2021, the top 5% in the Workers category) of all Certified B Corporations in the world on the B Impact Assessment.
We show up in a number of ways:
In 2022, we are donating 1% of all revenue (not sales) to arts, education and environmental organizations.
We offer a service grant of up to $10,000, called The Purpose Project, to local nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to find and support change agents that need a helping hand in getting to the next stage of their online outreach.
We helped to found and manage the Manitoba Studio Fund, an annual scholarship program that supports two BIPOC design students.
Employees have access to a full array of benefits, including health insurance, family leave, and time off.
We prioritize working with suppliers and partners that are purpose-driven or are founded by women, minorities and other.
We co-lead our B Local Manitoba chapter to support regional outreach and to help grow the B Corp movement in Canada.
With client engagements, we provide transparent processes over the course of any project and we ensure that questions are answered in a full and timely way.
If you’re interested in learning more, our Code of Ethics is posted publicly and has additional details about our beliefs and values.
Cleary, we believe in the B Corp movement. It has allowed us to create a visible means of publicly demonstrating a commitment to our values. If you want to find out more, we encourage you to take the B Impact Assessment!
It’s free and open to any business around the world. You’ll be able to benchmark your company’s social, environmental and governance metrics against other companies and learn about what it might take to become a Certified B Corporation.