The company is a Certified B Corporation and Florida Benefit Corporation, known as a B Corps. During the November Coffee and Conversations, Jennifer Pawlik, Project Coordinator and Benefits Officer for Amavida shared her experience with the application and evaluation process in which a company must undergo to gain B Corp Certification.
B Corporations redefines success in business. Certified B Corporations meet high standards of social and environmental responsibility. Companies that strive for this certification are a part of a collective movement to do “business for good.” See more to Become a certified B Corp.
Effective July 1, 2014, Florida joined the growing number of states that permit special types of for-profit corporations to pursue substantial public interest goals at the possible expense or deferral of profit maximization. The legislation allows companies to form either a benefit corporation or a social purpose corporation, each having unique criteria. See article in the Florida Bar Journal.
Businesses that strive to implement a core value of giving and global social responsibility may find that becoming a Florida B Corp a solution to ensuring a sustainable model.