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Jun. 14, 2018 6:55 am

These 17 Philly-area companies just made B Lab’s 2018 Best for the World List

The annual list of top B Corps includes familiar names such as Solar States, Azavea and Communally.

2018's winners come from all over the world.

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Even if it hasn’t yet reached its full potential, social entrepreneurship is on the rise.

It’s something Wayne-based B Lab knows well: The organization has been certifying for-profit companies as B Corps, which validates their commitment to social good according to a rigorous metric system, since 2007.

This week, B Lab released its 2018 list of the B Corps that is considers “Best for the World” in six categories: Community, Customers, Environment, Workers, Governance and Overall.

To make the cut, companies must 1.) be a certified B Corp, and 2.) have scored in the top 10th percentile of all B Corps in their respective impact area on the B Impact Assessment (and Best for the World: Overall honorees scored at the top of their overall score in all categories). In the Workers category, for instance, companies are judged on compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities.

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

  • Advanced Enviro Systems (Delaware County) — Environment, Overall
  • Andy Smith Photography (Chester County) — Community, Overall
  • Azavea — Workers
  • Communally — Customers, Governance, Overall
  • Geneva Global, Inc. (Chester County)— Customers
  • Home Care Associates of Philadelphia, Inc. — Community, Customers, Workers, Overall
  • Houwzer — Workers
  • Immaculate Cleaning Services — Community
  • MilkCrate — Governance
  • Naturescapes (Chester County) — Workers
  • Nourish Juice Bar (Chester County) — Community
  • Praxis Consulting Group — Workers
  • Re:Vision Architecture — Environment, Overall
  • Solar States — Community, Overall
  • Sunshine Nut Company (Montgomery County) — Community
  • Sustrana LLC (Chester County) — Overall
  • Untours (Delaware County) — Governance

Returning from 2017’s list are Advanced Enviro Systems, Communally, Home Care Associates of Philadelphia, Inc., Immaculate Cleaning Services, MilkCrate, Naturescapes, Praxis Consulting Group, Re:Vision Architecture, Sustrana LLC and Untours.

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