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B Corporation And Badger

Badger became a B Corporation in 2011 to help assess and improve our business practices, so that we are always doing what's right for people and the planet. View our assessment, read our full B-Impact Report, and learn more at: https://bcorporation.net/directory/ws-badger-co-inc

This certification provides reassurance to our customers that Badger will continue to do the right thing. Like anything that is worth doing, the B Corp certification process is strenuous, thorough, and educational. Even for those of us to whom these ideas come naturally, the review process helps us to recognize ways in which we can continually improve.

Read our 2019 Impact Report

Septmeber, 2019:

5th Year in a Row Badger Honored as ‘Best For the World’ and ‘Best for the Environment’

B Corp community has awarded Badger 'Best For the World’ and ‘Best for the Environment’ in recognition of its positive impact on the environment, workforce, local communities, suppliers, customers, and corporate governance. This award places Badger in the top 10% of 3,000 Certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 64 countries, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. Learn More

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June, 2018:

Badger Honored Again as ‘Best For the World’ and ‘Best for the Environment’

We are honored to be recognized by B Corporation with spots on the annual Best for the World and Best for Environment lists! These lists recognize companies creating positive impact for workers, environment, and community. See our score and learn more about the other honorees here—we’re in great company. #bestfortheworld18

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September, 2017:

Badger Honored as 2017 ‘Best For the World’ and ‘Best for the Environment’

Badger was recognized as Best for the World, Overall and Best for Environment by the nonprofit B Lab. In order to be recognized, honorees must score in the top 10% of all businesses on the B Impact Assessment, the gold standard of corporate responsibility metrics. Badger scored in the top 10% of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across all categories for creating the most positive overall community impact, as well as positive environmental impact.

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January, 2017:

bcorp celebrates 2000 certified b corps

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Some great news to start the New Year—there are now over 2000 Certified B Corps globally! Less than two years ago, Certified B Corps were 1000 strong worldwide. Now, in 2017, there are 1000 Certified B Corps in the United States alone.

Badger is proud to be a part of this amazing community of businesses dedicated to making positive social, environmental and economic changes that benefit people and the planet.

Thank you for everything you do to support the B Corp community. Without you, none of this is possible.

For a complete list of Certified B Corps, visit bcorporation.net.

April, 2016:

Badger Award

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Badger was recognized as Best for the World for creating the most positive overall community impact after scoring in the top 10 percent of more than 1,800 companies across all categories. View the full list here:

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2016 - B Corp - Best For The Environment

Badger was recognized as Best for the Environment for creating the most positive overall environmental impact in 2016. View the full list here:

2015 and before:

Click here to read Badger's 2015 Annual Report

Badger is honored to be among so many great companies recognized for creating the most positive overall environmental impact in 2015. Check out B Corp Best for the Environment.

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On January 2, 2015, New Hampshire joined 25 other states and the District of Columbia in passing Benefit Corporation Legislation, a legal corporate status for businesses that meet higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability and transparency. This allows businesses (like Badger) to write their greater purpose into the DNA of the company, and requires the business to publish an annual report assessing their overall social and environmental performance.

Badger was a main supporter of the bill sponsored by Senator Molly Kelly and others, and will be one of the first New Hampshire companies to register as a benefit corp. Visit bcorporation.net for more.

Check out this video of Badger Rebecca giving a TED style talk on evolution
and the future of socially responsible business at a recent B-Corp event!

When you purchase from a Certified B Corporation, you're making a difference in the world. B Corps meet rigorous standards of transparency as well as social and environmental performance. They are committed to a 'better way' of doing business—putting people and the planet ahead of profits. B Corps, such as Badger, meet what Inc. magazine calls 'the highest standard in socially responsible business.' B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business so one day all companies compete to be the best in the world at being the best for the world.

The B the Change Campaign is a global movement to celebrate and reward people using business as force for good, aka YOU!

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B Corporations are a new type of company designed to encourage businesses to be more accountable in the workplace as a way to bring positive social change to the world. B Corporations receive their certification from B Lab, a non-profit organization which performs all of the required reviews and assessments. In much the same way that the USDA would certify an organic product, B Lab certifies Badger as a corporation itself, to make sure that our mission and principles are woven into the DNA of the company as it grows. The structural requirements tied into becoming a Certified B Corp create a permanent protocol behind our social, environmental and economic behavior; one that will live on for the many generations of Badgers to come.

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B-Corp rates Badger among the best-of-the-best in 2014!

Read the Bloomberg Business Week article about the award.

Principles: For any B Corporation there are four main principles in play which, as you can see from our own principles, are a natural fit for Badger. These principles recognize that we are all dependent on each other for our economic and environmental health.

  1. That we must be the change we seek in the world.
  2. That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
  3. That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
  4. To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.

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Certified B Corporations are held to a higher standard in both our social and environmental conduct. Rather than the traditional approach of prioritizing only the shareholders profits, as B Corporations we are dedicated to providing a benefit to all our stakeholders. The B Lab certification requirement makes sure that all B Corporations consistently value the welfare of their employees and consumers, the community, and the environment. The five categories that are the focus of this certification are:

  1. Governance: This section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.
  2. Workers: This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.
  3. Community: This section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving.
  4. Environment: This section evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain.