Prosperity Candle is now B-Corp Certified—a stamp of approval for sustainable businesses. From day one, our company has been built on social impact, so we’re thrilled to have our designed to do good mission recognized by the folks at B Corporation.
You might be wondering: what exactly does B-Corp certification mean? Well, it’s not just a certification – it’s also a movement striving to support businesses that benefit and give back to society.
The B-Corp movement sets a new standard for socially conscious and responsible companies that are designed to make a difference. Think of it as similar to what Fair Trade means to coffee — B Corp looks at how the business treats its employees, distributers, consumers, and the environment.
Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B-Corps, believes that businesses should increase their positive role in society and become part of the solution, not the problem.
In his Ted Talk “On better businesses”, Gilbert discusses how today’s capitalist system works towards benefiting shareholders, when it should also benefit the stakeholders. Even though the government and non-profits do help give back to the community, they often don’t have the resources to make a dramatic difference.
Gilbert says that we need to “harness the power of business” in order to solve societal and environmental problems. It’s the same principle upon which our company was founded – check out our company history to learn more!
We are very proud to be a part of a growing community of over 800 businesses that have the same dream: to redefine success in business.