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Sep. 12, 2017 12:21 pm

16 Philly companies just made the 2017 Best for the World List

They're among 846 businesses across 52 industries from 48 countries being recognized by the annual list of B Corps.

B Lab's 2017 Best for the World winners across the globe.

(Screenshot via public.tableau.com)

Every year, B Lab names socially conscious businesses from all over to its Best for the World list.

The Wayne-based nonprofit that certifies companies as B Corps just announced its 2017 honorees, and Philadelphia companies take up a whopping 16 spots.

B Lab’s methodology for choosing the Best for the World, from its 2016 announcement:

“We highlight the businesses that B Lab has determined have scored in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corporations on the assessment. Companies that have scored in the top percentiles across a majority of the assessment’s categories, based on company size, are honored as Best for the World Overall, and companies that have scored in the top percentiles in a given category, again based on company size, are honored as Best for the Environment, Best for Community, Best for Workers and Best for Customers.”

Here are the local orgs that made the list, and their categories:

  • Advanced Enviro Systems (Delaware County) — Environment, Overall
  • Dansko (Chester County) — Workers
  • EcoInnovate — Environment
  • Home Care Associates of Philadelphia — Customers, Best for the Long Term, Overall, Workers
  • Immaculate Cleaning Services — Community
  • MilkCrate — Best for the Long Term
  • MIO — Changemakers
  • Naturescapes (Chester County) — Workers
  • Pixel Parlor — Changemakers
  • Practical Energy Solutions (Chester County) — Environment
  • Praxis Consulting Group — Workers
  • Re:Vision Architecture — Environment
  • Solutions for Progress (now Communally) — Changemakers, Customers, Best for the Long Term, Overall
  • Sustrana LLC (Chester County) — Changemakers, Best for the Long Term
  • United By Blue — Community
  • Untours (Delaware County) — Best for the Long Term

Returning champs from 2016 include Dansko, EcoInnovate, Immaculate Cleaning Services, Practical Energy Solutions, Praxis, Re:Vision, Solutions for Progress and United By Blue. Web design firm Message Agency was honored last year, too.

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Home Care Associates, Praxis and Message Agency were honored in 2015, and 2014’s list named Home Care Associates and Re:Vision. No Philly companies were on the 2013 list.

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Julie Zeglen

Julie Zeglen is the editor of Generocity. Previous to joining the Technically Media team, she served as managing editor of Star Community Newsweekly, a hyperlocal newspaper focused on Philadelphia’s River Wards. The Temple alumna lives in West Philly.

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