We’re incredibly proud to announce that, on September 27, Eminence Organic Skin Care became the first professional skin care company in Canada to be certified as a B Corporation®. When we first heard about the authentic ways that B Corporations (or “B Corps”™) are making a difference in the world, we knew we had to become part of this global movement.
What exactly is a B Corp? Certified B Corps are held to high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. B Corp is to business what LEED certification is to buildings, or Fair Trade certification is to coffee. Each B Corp is certified through the nonprofit B Lab® through an extensive comprehensive evaluation.
B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to be not only the best in the world, but also the best for the world. “We are thrilled that Eminence Organic Skin Care is the first professional skin care company in Canada to become a Certified B Corporation,” says Joyce Sou, Director of B Lab Canada, the nonprofit certifying organization for B Corps. “On behalf of B Lab, we hope this inspires other cosmetic companies to join the global movement of people using business as a force for good."
To us, becoming a B Corp is more than a checklist. It means we actively examine how each of our business practices is socially and environmentally responsible and share the reason behind our decisions with our employees and customers.
The great work that all B Corps do is getting noticed:
“B Corporations are a way to transcend the contradictions between the ineffective parts of the social sector and myopic capitalism.” - New York Times
“Think of it this way: USDA certified organic foods, and Good Housekeeping puts its seal of approval on quality products, like washing machines and skillets. And since 2006, a nonprofit organization called B Lab has been certifying corporations it deems to be concerned about their communities and the environment.” - NPR
We’ve joined over 1,900 companies in 50 countries and 130 different industries – together, we can combine our efforts and make a lasting impact in the world. Being part of the B Corp community gives us one more platform to inspire others with our mission, especially in protecting the future of the planet through our green practices. Our recent milestone of planting six million trees is just one way that we strive to be environmentally responsible. Being a Certified B Corp isn’t just something we’ve achieved - it’s integral to the core values, vision and mission of Eminence Organic Skin Care.