Best for the World
Contributed - Oct 11 - Biz Releases

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GreenStep Solutions, a Kelowna based sustainability consulting, software and certification company, was recently recognized for creating “extraordinary positive impact” as a business.

The Best For the World designation is an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit 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 not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.

GreenStep is honoured in the Best for the World Overall list, which includes businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment.

The assessment measures a company’s positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like GreenStep must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.

The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and more.

Honourees scoring in the top 10 percent of all B Corporations set a gold standard for companies using business as a force for good. GreenStep made the list thanks to practices like helping its customers reduce their own environmental impacts, being a carbon neutral company, and promoting employee volunteerism.

“Companies like GreenStep exemplify what it means for a business to be a good citizen,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “We’re proud to recognize their achievement. Best for the World is the only list of businesses making the greatest positive impact that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance.”

The 176 Best for the World Overall honouree companies come from 75 different industries and 25 countries.

“We are thrilled and honoured to be a part of a global movement to change the world for good. In 2008, we set out to build a company that would help thousands of small and mid-sized businesses to increase their profits by going green. We have now formed important partnerships across Canada to reach even more businesses with our education, training and certification programs, and are excited about the opportunities to make a tremendous difference for both business and the environment,” GreenStep said in a press release.

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