ANZRP has been named a ‘Best For The World’ honouree by B Lab in recognition of its significant positive impact in its innovative governance structures to protect the mission and vision of our business. Ranking in the top 10% of all B Corps for positive governance impact, ANZRP earned this honour through its documentation, procedures and policies covering its organisational mission, ethics standards, accountability, and transparency.
Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, a global non-profit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, who are all dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are over 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it.
“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honourees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders.”
ANZRP was measured on whether it has adopted a social or environmental mission, and how it engages its employees, board members and the community to achieve this mission. This section of the B Impact Assessment also measures employees’ access to financial information, customers’ opportunities to provide feedback, and the diversity of the company’s governing bodies.
ANZRP made this list thanks to our mission being inherently in the interest of the environment – engaged in product stewardship and promoting recycling. Social and environmental performance is also built into formal board decision-making processes and board and staff KPIs, and our formal governance processes are transparently managed by the board and its three sub-committees.
1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honourees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://bcorporation.net/. ANZRP’s B Impact Report can be seen at https://bcorporation.net/directory/australia-and-new-zealand-recycling-platform.