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B Corp® Vita Global, Inc. Honored as 2018 Best for the World Long-Term: Governance


Founders Colleen Slinkard and Portland Reed received an honorary award recognizing their social impact and their innovative governance structures cementing their mission into their business DNA.

Arlington, VA, July 18, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Vita Global, Inc. was proudly named 2018 B Corp® Best For The World Honoree for Governance. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make around the world. They are recognized for creating innovative governance structures to protect the long-term vision of their business by cementing their mission and values into their DNA. Vita Global is humbled to be counted among Higher Legal, AVANT Group, and Patagonia as Best for the World Long Term.

More than 2,400 B Corps were evaluated using an independent, comprehensive B Impact Assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. The full assessment appraised adherence to mission, ethics, accountability, and transparency, and measured the adoption of a social or environmental mission and how it engages staff, teams, board members, and the community to achieve their mission. Certification as a B Corp® is a rigorous process requiring ongoing compliance to maintain certification.

Transparency of values and goals for contributing to the social good in meaningful ways is a current focus for consumers, investors and talent seeking to align themselves with companies who share their desire for true impact. “With the rise of [frustration] at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like [Vita Global], who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, “Best For The World is the only list of businesses that use comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance. These businesses are not only the best in the world but the best for the world, and are unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.”

“Becoming a B Corp® not only solidified our commitment to the way we run a business but gave us a verified framework for measuring and tracking impact. Vita Global is part of our legacy, as a certified B Corp® and Benefit Corporation, we know that the DNA of why we started the company will be preserved,” says Colleen Slinkard, Vita Global’s Founder, “We believe that good governance is one of the most important parts of our operations and impact model.”

Vita Global is mindful of their impact on their local community, the environment, and society at large. Their hope is to demonstrate to the world that it is possible to increase profits in a framework where social performance is as important as profits. Vita Global clients have commented on how making this adjustment has impacted their business.

“[Our] company is promoting community well-being with equal access to justice,” says Vita Global client Halisis T., JD. Founder of FourFiveSix (fourfivesixwallet.com), “It’s important to have our impact directly built into our mission statement...When you see our company we want you to know that there is care and concern for the things that go on in your community.”

“[We are] a firm founded on integrity, honor and extraordinary customer experience,” says Vita Global client Lauren M., Esq. Founder Activated Law (activatedlaw.com). “Partnering with Vita Global has been life-changing—and that should bear all the weight implied. It goes beyond just doing business together...it is wise to have partners whose mission aligns with your own. I am honored to partner with Portland and Colleen to do life, not just business with them!”

A full list of Honorees is featured on B the Change, B Lab’s digital publication at BtheChange.com/BestFortheWorld. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corps as Best For The World Overall, Best For Environment, Best For Customers, Best For Workers and Best For Community. In the fall, B Lab will release the Best For The World: Changemakers and the Best For The World Funds lists.

Do you have what it takes to become a B Corp? Take this free B Impact Assessment (vita-global.com/about-b-impact-assessment) and see the company you are today and the company you want to be in the future!

About Vita Global, Inc.

Vita Global is a Social Impact Advisory Firm, founded by Colleen Slinkard, MA and Portland Reed, JD to promote using business as a social good. They also co-founded the B Local Mid Atlantic - a community of B Corps from D.C., Maryland and Virginia, helping businesses act on their purpose to achieve socio-economic and environmental impact. Vita Global is B Corp® 2017 & 2018 "Best for the World honoree."

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 compete not only to be the best in the world, but be the best for the world and society.

B Lab drives this systemic change by 1) building a community of Certified B Corps to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; and 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.

For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net.
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