Wayne, Pennsylvania-based B Lab honors companies that meet strict performance requirements and participate in a rigorous certification process. Businesses are required to prove they take environmental, social responsibility, legal accountability and overall transparency factors into account when running their businesses. A B Corp certification thus allows businesses to work towards profitability goals while also accounting for these other factors in a true win-win scenario.
There are 1,961 companies in the nation with the B Corp status and 85 are from Oregon, which is more than Florida, Illinois and Washington put together. Portland State University has helped many local companies obtain their B Corp status.