Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or what LEED is to green building.
Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corporations are distinguishing themselves in a crowded marketplace by offering a better way to do business.
In 2015, Urban Technologies joined the ranks of companies to earn our certification as a B Corporation and became Jacksonville’s very first certified B Corporation. We have the honor of putting Jacksonville on the global map amongst 1,577 Certified B Corporations that meet the rigorous standards that measure our company’s impact on employees, suppliers, community, and the environment.
Companies in 42 countries representing 130 industries rally around the unified goal of using business as a force for good. We think now is the time, and Jacksonville is the place to integrate the values of the B-Corp movement with the entrepreneurial spirit growing within our community.