Last week, Saint John-headquartered T4G joined more than 2,100 companies from around the world that are certified B Corporations.
B Corporations are for-profit entities that believe in using business as a force for good. B Corp is a worldwide certification created by nonprofit organization B Lab. The certification process is rigorous, requiring businesses to meet performance and legal requirements and be re-certified every two years.
“B Corp’s values are a natural fit for T4G. This made the decision to become a B Corp an easy one. Being a B Corp means considering people, the environment, and communities as important as profits and shareholders,” said T4G, announcing its certification. “We have long believed this too. Giving back to our local communities and caring about our fellow employees are at the core of who we are.”
But it’s not the only business in the region that has met the social and environmental impact standards set by non-profit B Lab. Here’s a look at the other 14 B Corp-certified companies in the Maritimes:
1. Assomption Vie/Assumption Life, Moncton:
Assomption Vie became the first life insurance firm in Canada to become a B Corp when it was certified last April. The Moncton-based firm also offers investment, retirement and other financial products.
“We are proud to join a global community of entrepreneurs whose companies value diversity and respect for the environment, said André Vincent, Assumption Life’s President and CEO. “I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate this certification with our employees.”