Why Orbit Became a Certified B公司oration

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Am和a Gant
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I’m so proud to announce that Orbit officially became a Certified B公司oration! 根据B Lab的数据,十三水游戏只是伊利诺伊州15家这样做的公司之一.

Not sure what a Certified B公司 is? Keep reading, I’ll explain.

What’s a Certified B公司?

B公司 Certification

认证的B公司组成了一个社区,使其优先参与并在其社区中提供价值, both socially 和 environmentally.

In the business world, 成为互益性认证公司等同于咖啡和其他产品的公平贸易认证. 十三水游戏与十三水游戏的社区、员工、供应商和合作伙伴做生意.

How Did Orbit Become a Certified B公司?

In order to become a Certified B公司, 十三水游戏必须通过评估程序,以证明十三水游戏的经营是以高标准的社会和环境表现为基础的, accountability, 和 transparency. With the help of our amazing rep over at B Lab, it took us a couple of months to complete this process, but we did it!

获得认证主要涉及五个方面. Here are examples of how we fit into each category.

1) Governance

  • 轨道公司每年有四次十三水游戏称之为SOTO(轨道状态)的会议,这是一次全公司会议. 在SOTO期间,十三水游戏的首席执行官Todd与所有员工分享公司的财务健康状况. Then we usually do something really fun, but I digress…
  • Orbit公司实施了支持认证B公司理想的公司政策.

2) 员工

  • Orbit拥有灵活的工作环境,致力于工作与生活的平衡.
  • Orbit根据所有利益相关者的意见进行商业决策, 员工, 供应商, 社区, 和 the environment.

3) 供应商

  • 十三水游戏的顶级供应商都是芝加哥地区的当地公司.

4) Environment

  • 去年十三水游戏有一个“轨道电子回收项目”,每个人都把他们用过的电子产品拿来回收. 十三水游戏使用 ARCOA recycling to come 和 pick up an entire truckload of recyclable goodies.
  • 轨道公司实际上是一家无纸化公司,十三水游戏在办公室里回收废品.

5) Community

  • Every year Orbit heads up the Chicago Cause. “芝加哥事业”是与其他五家芝加哥公司合作的慈善机构, where we donate over $50,000 in web marketing services. Orbit donates a free website worth over $20,000.
  • 在假期里,十三水游戏为芝加哥食品储藏所举办了一次食品募捐活动.
  • Last year we had a coat drive for Zealous Good, where we all brought in extra coats for people in need.
  • 十三水游戏组织了一场5公里长跑,为美国红十字会和芝加哥食品仓库筹集资金. Almost every Orbit employee was part of the run.

Why Did Orbit Become a Certified B公司?

Without Chicago, there would be no Orbit. We love this city 和 are proud to be able to give back.

We’re honored to be part of the B公司 社区 along with MightyBites, Compass(X) Strategy, The Road Less Traveled, Pivotal Production, Story Studio, 和 many more. 十三水游戏希望激励其他人成为这一非凡运动的一部分.

B认证公司和福利公司有什么区别?

As I started our certification process, I kept hearing the terms “B公司”, “Benefit Corporation”, “B实验室”, 和 “Certified B公司.” What the what? They all sound alike to me, but they’re not. I’m going to do my best to break it down for you:

  • B公司: A shorter name for a Benefit Corporation 以及 a Certified B公司. They are used interchangeably whether they were meant to or not.
  • Benefit Corporation: 有一项法律规定公司可以申请利益公司而不是有限责任公司或S-Corp. 你以和过去一样的方式经营你的公司, except with “higher st和ards of corporate purpose, accountability, 和 transparency.“惠益公司不一定要成为B型认证公司,反之亦然. It’s basically a simpler version of a Certified B公司. 注:伊利诺伊州于2013年1月2日刚刚通过了这项立法.
  • Certified B公司: 认证的互益性公司必须通过一个包括5个方面的评估过程:治理, 员工, 供应商, Environment, 和 Communities. 该认证确认贵公司已达到整体社会和环境表现的高标准. 注册的B公司不需要申请利益公司.
  • B实验室: B实验室是一个非营利性组织,与您的公司合作完成评估过程. 我必须说,他们是最善良、最乐于助人的人. 这是一个漫长而有时乏味的过程,但他们坚持你的每一步. Kudos to you, B Labbers!

如果你对成为B类认证公司有任何疑问,请在下方留言!

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  • Fair Trade Websites! Brilliant idea!

  • 恭喜! 爱它…glad your with http://www.theroadlesstraveled.com its like a big family!

    • @donnareecestein thanks, Donna! We’re happy to be a part of this amazing family 🙂

  • This is why Orbit rocks! 恭喜 guys! ^gz

    • @digitalthird Thanks, George! Seriously couldn’t have done it without the good people at BLab. They are on the ball.

  • Many congrats, Orbit friends!

    • @timfrick thanks for the motivation 和 the support!

  • Big congratulations – love the ideas you’ve implemented. I’m a few months out from getting B公司 status for my business. 我有我的清单,并且每周花几个小时来做它. You guys should be proud!

    • @莉莎格柏 thanks so much, Lisa! It’s definitely a process. 聪明的做法是每周留出时间来做这件事,一旦做了就会有回报! If you need  help with anything just let me know!

      • 互益性企业评估框架确实重新定义了十三水游戏的业务方法, how we operate, our communications strategy, the work we do, 和 basically the entire company. 最好的部分是它提供了一个令人敬畏的蓝图, 现在贯穿整个组织的迭代改进. 能成为一家互益性企业再开心不过了,能在这么好的公司工作我也很兴奋!

        • @timfrick  @莉莎格柏 Perfectly stated. I couldn’t agree more. 十三水游戏有一些可以改进的地方,所以我计划每季度回顾一下评估,看看十三水游戏如何能做得更好.

        • @am和ag @timfrick实际上我有一个问题要问你们两个——你们成立了一个咨询委员会吗?

        • @莉莎格柏  @timfrick We didn’t. Not saying that we won’t, but as of now we haven’t.

        • @am和ag @莉莎格柏我正在准备,有一个人和其他几个潜在的候选人. Hope to have things in place by mid-year.

        • @timfrick  @莉莎格柏 such a trailblazer, Tim! 爱它.

  • I was thinking about becoming a B公司, 但是,一个非营利性的新手能成为这样的人吗?十三水游戏怎样才能进入这个名单,以帮助十三水游戏的网站用很少的资金做善事? 提示.

    • @deliriumtoday Nonprofits are not eligible to become B公司s. It is a for profit-only designation. Nonprofits can learn a lot from B公司s, 然而, 和 use the framework to become better-run businesses. 利润是成为三重底线企业的关键部分. Without profit, 共益企业无法完成需要关注人类和地球的任务, the other two components of a triple bottom line business.

  • 祝贺并感谢你分享芝加哥事业的信息. 能生活在一个有着崇高理想和坚持自己价值观的社区里是一件很美妙的事情. All the very best, Sharon

  • @Sharon Duffy thanks, Sharon! Please feel free to shout Chicago Cause from the rooftops! This is my favorite time of year. Giving away goodness to good people. 
     
    http://www.beauty2bits.com/chicago-cause-pages-70.php

  • Searched B corporation information site for you 和 no can find.

 
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