B Corporation Certification is a designation that a business receives when it meets high standards of performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving, to supply chain practices and input materials.
We’re delighted to share that in January 2023, Natural Pod became North America’s first commercial furniture company focused on the education industry to receive B Corporation Certification.
We believe that sustainability is a complex and wide-reaching term. “Being sustainable” is more than stamping certifications on product labels and marketing materials. We believe it’s about evaluating each thing we do, and asking ourselves, “Is this the best thing for the people and the planet? How could we do better?”
What does this certification mean for you? When partnering with Natural Pod to transform your learning space, you’re supporting business and people with shared values. You’re part of the change we hope to create by setting an example for how good business, meaningful relationships, and impactful learning spaces can exist in harmony.
“Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Unlike other certifications for businesses, B Lab is unique in our ability to measure a company’s entire social and environmental impact.” – B Lab
This mentality was our reason for seeking B Corporation Certification. Not for the logo usage rights, but for the high standards of performance, accountability, and transparency they incorporate into their certification process to measure social and environmental impact. This certification has challenged us to understand where we are, define where we want to go, and have a roadmap for how we can get there.
“Receiving the B Corp Certification is an accomplishment our team is proud to share with you; our community. Thank you for being part of this journey, by sharing values of supporting children and educators, and doing this great work of creating learning spaces that matter.”– Bridgitte Alomes, CEO + Founder of Natural Pod
Moving forward, this certification will be a reminder that we care all the way through the organization. That we’re here to make a difference.
With recertification every three years, we will have the opportunity to continue to challenge ourselves to be better, modelling the way for other businesses and proving to our customers that we deeply value people and the planet, and we’re working hard to prove it.
There is more work to be done in all aspects of how we work, to challenge ourselves to be better, and to set the stage for those around us to be better as well. We’re delighted to be joining the B Lab community of change-makers working to transform the global economy to bring benefit for all through responsible business practices.
This is our starting point, not our stopping point.
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