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“B Corp” is short for “benefit corporation,” which is a designation earned by companies that are focused on environmental and social change in addition to monetary profits (the triple bottom line).
B Corps are certified by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that believes in unifying companies around the world with their goal of making high ethical standards for business practices the new norm.
B Corps use business as a force for good--they are companies that are dedicated to making a positive environmental and social impact while contributing to the economy. They have undergone a third-party verification of their business practices and meet a minimum standard of qualifications. Read more
There are several B Corps throughout Michigan. These companies are providing high-quality jobs, working to reduce their negative impact on the environment, and raising the bar for how we do business. See the full list of Michigan B Corps
“Being a B CORP gives us more to think about as a company & inspires us to reach and stretch. From affordable healthcare, retirement planning, proﬁt sharing, volunteering in the community, working towards zero waste, and donating 10% of proﬁts to charitable causes, we want Brewery Vivant to serve as a beacon in the beer industry, while elevating the business community as a whole.”