The specific process that your company will go through to meet the requirements to become a Certified B Corporation will vary depending on the size of your company and growth stage. Gaining organizational buy-in and identify key internal stakeholders to complete the process is critical. To successfully certify all companies must (1) measure their social and environmental impacts, and meet the performance requirement and (2) understand your legal pathway and align your mission.
Once your company has certified, a company must complete the assessment and verification process every two years and achieve at least 80 out of 200 available points each time. This process ensures that companies who become Certified B Corporations continue to engage in a high level of impact with their stakeholders, even as the business grows or changes. It also gives companies the opportunity to set improvement goals against the most-up-to-date standards and benchmark their performance over time. Additionally, 10% of Certified B Corporations are randomly selected each year for an onsite review.