Highberg is B Corp certified
By Carolien Wiltink
Highberg can call itself a certified B Corporation, also known as B Corp. That is not only something we are very proud of, but also what we strive for in our daily work.
By becoming certified as a B Corp, we demonstrate our commitment to positively impacting the world and holding ourselves accountable for our actions.
B Corps are companies that are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on employees, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab, which evaluates performance across five impact areas: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers.
"We are pleased to become a Certified B Corporation and join a global community of companies that use business as a force for good," said Highberg CEO Han Driessen.
"Not only does it bake those commitments into our corporate structure, it also gives us a baseline to determine how we are going to continue to set goals and make improvements in how we operate with a focus on people, planet and prosperity".
"As our business grows, so does the opportunity and the responsibility to effect positive change and increase our impact " he said.
"As a consulting firm, we are committed to helping our clients achieve sustainable and responsible growth. Becoming a B Corp reinforces our mission to create long-term value for all stakeholders."
To become a B Corp, we underwent an assessment process that evaluated our practices and policies in areas such as governance, employee benefits, environmental impact and community engagement. Highberg scored high in all impact areas and exceeded the minimum threshold required for certification. B Corps are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their stakeholders and are held accountable by B Lab through regular assessments and audits.
As a B Corp, we join a growing community of over 6,000 companies in 80 countries, including well-known brands such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, and Tony Chocolonely.