Arlington, VA, October 07, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Vita Global, Inc., a social impact advisory firm, is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation®, awarded by B Lab®, joining 1,400+ others in 42 countries spanning 130+ industries, who are all committed to using business as a force for good. To earn certification, Vita Global passed rigorous evaluations to ensure it will use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
“Becoming a B Corp further confirms that taking the risk to become an entrepreneur was exactly the right move... It has further fanned the flames behind the WHY of Vita Global and provided me with greater clarity and focus in how I want to make an impact globally,” says Colleen Dyble, Vita Global Founder and Principal of Global Solutions, “Becoming a B Corp is part of my legacy. I want to contribute to shaping the next generation of entrepreneurs, particularly women. Entrepreneurs who are in-tune to the deep needs in the world, motivated by a purpose greater than themselves, driven by values, and engaged in using their businesses to collaborate with others to create a better life in the world around them. I am humbled. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to engage in such life changing work.”
Vita Global, Inc. passed with exemplary scores in governance board for accountability and environmental impact. The process called for reevaluation of how they personally impact their community and society at the local level and enabled them to refine their internal processes regarding mindfulness and company culture.
“This is probably one of the most defining moments of my life. We can now integrate our values and way of being with how we do business. It's the ultimate life integration!” Portland A Reed, Vita Global Co-Founder and Head of Global Solutions, “Vita Global is leading a movement to redefine success in business while humanizing the purpose of business in society and role in the world. Colleen and I desired to be a part of something bigger than ourselves!! We not only want to be the best IN the world; we want to be the best FOR the world!”
Becoming a Certified B Corporation® is not to be confused with Benefit Corporation legal entities which is a new business entity class distinction in the US, Canada and the UK. The B Corporation Certification is a 3rd party certification used to require companies to make their decisions with consideration for their employees, suppliers, and their impact on environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment. Similar to USDA certification for food quality, becoming a Certified B Corporation® is a prestigious designation. It is continually earned by voluntarily meeting comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards, higher legal accountability standards, company culture, and business performance. Importance is placed on using the power of business to solve social and economic problems. Certified B Corps create higher quality jobs, improve the quality of life in communities, address environmental problems, and inspire others.
About Vita Global
Vita Global, Inc. is a Social Impact Advisory Company that promotes using business for a social good by equipping entrepreneurs with 21st century tools they need to be successful. We advise businesses and organizations who contribute to economic development; including improving the quality of life for their workforce, their families, the local community and society at large. For more information, visit http://vita-global.com
About B Corporations®
Certified B Corporations® require businesses to meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. There are more than 1,300 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries and nearly 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of People Using Business as a Force for Good.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of People Using Business as a Force for Good. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete to be Best for the World and as a result society enjoys a shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) promoting usage of Mission Aligned corporate structures to increase efficacy of social entrepreneurship and impact investing (more than 2,000 benefit corporations have been registered in the 27 states and District of Columbia that have passed benefit corporation laws); 3) promoting Measure What Matters campaigns to increase use of free, powerful tools for businesses to measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance (more than 20,000 businesses use B Lab’s free B Impact Assessment). 4) developing B Analytics, a customizable platform to help investors and institutions measure, benchmark, and report on the impact of the businesses with whom they work and in whom they invest. For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net, www.bimpactassessment.net, www.b-analytics.net and www.benefitcorp.net.