Badger Achieves Recertification as a B Corp, Shares Healthy Business Practices in Annual Impact Report

Badger 2016 Annual Impact Report

For us, the BIA is a rigorous process that spans every department, taking over six months to complete. In the end, we gain invaluable information for measuring and ensuring we’re doing more of what really matters.

W.S. Badger Co. Inc., the maker of over one hundred certified organic and natural skin care products, recently published its 2016 Annual Impact Report highlighting its recertification as a B Corp and its ongoing commitment to the environment, transparency, a thriving workplace, and stronger communities.

Every two years certified B Corps must undergo an intensive review process called the B Impact Assessment (BIA) which is audited by the third party non-profit B Lab to prove that a company’s policies and practices do indeed support its mission. Badger recently completed its fourth BIA with a score of 141 points, three points higher than its last assessment, making gains with a new purchasing philosophy and in renewable energy usage. The minimum required for recertification is 80 points, and the median score of businesses that take the BIA is 55.

“I am immensely proud of what this report says about our impact on our community, the region, and the world. Using our business as a force for good is how we make a positive and meaningful difference for people and the planet. You could say that it’s inherent in our company’s DNA,” said Rebecca Hamilton, co-owner of Badger and vice president of product development and research. “For us, the BIA is a rigorous process that spans every department, taking more than 300 employee hours and over six months to complete. In the end, we gain invaluable information for measuring and ensuring we’re doing more of what really…

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