WE'RE A CERTIFIED B-CORP
The best thing we're exploring is a better way to do business. In 2019 Kathmandu officially became a part of the global B Corp movement for a more sustainable and inclusive economy.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Certified B Corporations (B Corps) are part of an initiative from B Lab, a non-profit that serves a global movement of people using profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impacts for their employees, economies, communities, and the environment.
WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS?
Certified B Corporations are required to:
- Consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders.
- Agree to be transparent on five impact areas: governance, workers, customers, communities, and the environment.
- Achieve a minimum verified score on the B Impact Assessment.
- Recertify every two years. This requires them to satisfy the ever-changing standards and expectations of the certification each time.
- Complete a comprehensive questionnaire, including substantiating evidence, followed up with an interview and reviews by B Corp™, each with stringent guidelines.
WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO YOU?
Fast becoming a global signpost for leadership in environmental and social impact, that little encircled 'B' is a way for customers to instantly recognise that the organisations they buy from are working according to an entirely new way of doing business.
B Corporation certification helps business act as a force for good, and also helps investors select organisations that align with their values. For those adventurers and travellers out there, this stringent accreditation means they can trust that we meet the highest standards for positive social and environmental impact.
And that's just it. This isn't an end goal for Kathmandu. The steps we have taken to get to this point make up the first act in this story. Now we just have an international movement supporting us.
We’ll continue to strive to create and inclusive and sustainable economy where purpose-driven companies create benefits for all, not just for shareholders.