We've joined the B Corp movement
We’re proud to share that Good Start Packaging has officially become a registered B Corp by the non-profit B Lab.
While we’ve always been a purpose-driven company since our inception in 2009, we are thrilled to take this next step on our journey towards a greater positive impact on our communities and our world.
What is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations (the “B” stands for Benefit for all) are part of a growing movement of companies using business as a force for good. Across a variety of industries and around the world, B Corps are putting people and the planet before profits and redefining what it means to be successful in business.
“B Corps are the pinnacle of what it means to be a great company. We are honored to receive this recognition and to continue using business as a force for good.”
Our B Impact Performance Score
With a B Impact Score of 93.3, Good Start Packaging proved its commitment to creating a more sustainable and equitable planet for all. Our score is based on the comprehensive B Impact Assessment, which quantifies our environmental health, workforce benefits, community contribution, and governance transparency through rigorous surveying and point systems. The assessment took our team 11 months and four dedicated employees to complete!
How doing good is part of our DNA
Becoming a B Corp helps us prioritize initiatives that are the most impactful and makes us accountable to a higher purpose.
When we decided to seek certification, we amended our corporate charter to lay out specific goals and commitments toward feeding communities, advancing human rights, and protecting the planet, including investing at least 20% of profits in these causes. It was important and necessary step in accountability and transparency.
We also evaluated five main impact areas—environment, employees, community, governance, and customers—and put practices in place to make a positive change. Here are a few of the highlights…