Ask anyone about their B Corp certification experience and they’re sure to tell you it was an endeavor that required taking a long, hard look at the way they were doing things, and led them on a self-guided journey to new and better ways. What they may not tell you is that certification process is a long and rigorous one. Hitting that minimum 80-point score is no small task, and there will likely be more than a few moments when you find yourself elbow-deep in minutia wondering if it’s worth it.
If you’re thinking about pursuing B Corp certification, we want you to know it’s totally worth it. But we also want you to know what you’re getting into before you embark on this life- and business-changing journey. The B Corp process asks some big, important questions. And while it may seem tedious at times, we guarantee your company will be better for it.
As a follow up to our “Why We Became a B Corp” post we wanted to offer up our top four nuts-and-bolts lessons from the certification process.