Evaluated by Comprehensive B Impact Assessment
September 13, 2016 — Austin, TX — Based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab, Lafe’s Natural BodyCare was recognized by B the Change Media for creating the most positive overall community impact. All honorees, including Lafe’s, will be featured in the upcoming fall issue of B Magazine and on B the Change’s digital platform, bthechange.com. They were also honored at the first-annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School.
Lafe’s Natural BodyCare is honored in the Best for Environment list, which includes businesses that earned an Environment score in the top 10 percent of more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company's impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. The 143 winning companies in the Environment category come from 15 industries and 17 countries.
The Environment portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance through its facilities, materials, emissions and resource and energy use. It considers a company’s transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. The assessment also measures whether a company’s products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure or consult to solve environmental problems. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on nature around the world.
The 143 Best for Environment companies come from 15 different industries such as manufacturing, financial services and engineering. B the Change Media simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for Workers, Best for Customers and Best for Community, which can be found at http://best.bthechange.com.