It seems a fitting way to end the working year to acknowledge our recent b corp achievement, now that our official certificate has arrived today.
At the end of October we became a certified B Corporation, ending a long and rigorous process of evaluation by the international B Lab analysts.
As a certified B Corp we’re well and truly wearing our heart on our sleeve, saying loud and proud that we are prepared to uphold the highest of values when it comes to running a business for good.
It was a long and, at times, challenging process to complete all the necessary documentation to show how we run our organisation. But, having committed to completing the process in March, quitting was not an option! Having submitted our application in March, we almost met our own deadline of the first of the month, but because so many other organisations are now recognising the importance of running an organisation that benefits the wider community and not just the bottom line, the team at B Lab has been swamped with assessments all year. What a great problem for them to have!
Over the break, it will be a time to reflect on what this means for us as an organisation going forward. Whilst we believe in giving back and creating an environment where employees are happy to come to work, we are still in the business of being in business and all that it entails.
This is certainly a cause for celebration for our team and a fantastic way to end the year. We’re very much looking forward to becoming an active member of the Sydney B Corp community in 2019.
We hope that you are able to reflect on your own achievements in 2018 and can look back proudly on where you are now compared to where you were at the beginning of the year.
All the best for a safe and happy end to 2018, and may 2019 bring you much joy, happiness and success, whatever that looks like to you.
The Underground Communications Team