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BCP – Making Conservation of Wildlife Habitat Valuable to People, has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on its Workers. Best for the World is a distinction granted by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.
“At BCP we are all about our ‘BCPeople’. Without whom, none of the milestones that we have achieved over the past 10 years would be possible. Our workers are the foundation from which BCP grows, and the backbone that gives us the stability, strength, and security to flourish. Here at BCP, we are a group of passionate and like-minded individuals all working towards the same common goal, which is to build a sustainable future for our planet. To do so, we understand that we have to adhere to a set of environmental and sustainable standards, to achieve this it is essential that as a corporation we look after our ‘BCPeople’. Being part of an independent and global movement such as B Corps makes us accountable, and acts as that added reassurance to our partners, buyers, and community stakeholders that we care. At BCP we have taken extra care to go above and beyond for our employees. Amongst other things we offer a provision of health insurance to all employees, supported transport to and from our offices for staff who do not have access to vehicles, as part of our healthy green allowance we ensure there is a nutritious and sustainably produced meal on offer every day across all of our offices. Beyond that, we hold regular executive management site visits, HR workshops, and seminars and, send out surveys on a regular basis, to give our BCPeople an opportunity to give us feedback, boosting open communication and transparency.”
BCP HR Director, Nyembezi Nkunika Lopa.
Every year, Best for the World recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honor, Best for the World provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, learnings, and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside of the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector. The full lists are available at bcorporation.net.
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes B Corps, which are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system.
“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non-B Corps, and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”
B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall social and environmental impact of the company that stands behind it. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact; change their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders; and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.