aWhere Recognized as Colorado’s 50th Certified B Corporation; Joins Growing Community Worldwide
Oct 27, 2014
by Tarah Speck
aWhere Inc. is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation, becoming Colorado’s 50th B Corp and one of over 1,000 companies joining the growing community worldwide. Leading a global movement to redefine success in business, Certified B Corporations are a new kind of company with a positive vision for a better way to do business. To see aWhere’s official B Corp profile, visit here.
As a Certified B Corporation, aWhere voluntarily meets a higher standard of transparency, accountability, and performance, harnessing the power of business to solve social and economic problems.
“Receiving B Corp Certification confirms what we at aWhere have always strived for: social, environmental, and economic responsibility,” said John Corbett, President and CEO of aWhere. “We believe that business can be a force for good, and that our products can and will change the world. Becoming a Certified B Corp gives us an official stamp of credibility that we are who we say we are.”
Becoming a Certified B Corporation solidifies the company’s mission to close the information gap in agriculture by connecting people with actionable information and fostering sustainable economic growth and human development worldwide.
“Since the inception of aWhere, we have aimed to create a culture of excellence and integrity and we aim to deliver products of great value and social impact to our customers. We are proud to join the B Corp community of like-minded companies who strive toward those same goals.”
aWhere’s complete B Impact Report is available to the public here. Highlights from aWhere’s B Impact Report include: 100% of employees partake in a bonus plan, the lowest paid hourly worker receives >25% local minimum wage, and >50% of the company’s printed materials are environmentally sustainable. With this certification, the growing company looks forward to becoming a leader in corporate sustainability practices.
aWhere is closing the information gap in agriculture and global development through agricultural intelligence that provides innovative, timely, and locally relevant solutions. aWhere offers an on-demand, software-as-a-service (SaaS) data management and analytics tool, providing scalable, localized data for actionable insight. Our platform allows global development and agricultural professionals to make evidence-based decisions across the value chain, from the field-level to corporate decisions and global policy.
To learn more about aWhere Inc., please visit: www.awhere.com.
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations 1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. There are over 1,000 Certified B Corporations from 33 countries and over 60 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three 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 just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3) promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business.
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