How to become a certified benefit corporation.
Being certified makes a strong statement to your stakeholders. It demonstrates you ‘walk your talk’ with third party certification to prove it. You should also know that we are just 1 of 4 certifiers listed on the Oregon Secretary of State's website and the only Oregon-based company.
Now, to meet our Oregon certification standard, you must answer a 48-question online questionnaire and provide an explanation of your company's efforts regarding the best practices of business's practicing the 3 P’s: People, Planet, Profit. The results will demonstrate how far you are on the value continuum for Benefit Companies.
After taking the test, we get back to you, generally within a week, by email or by phone to have you answer a few questions with one of our senior principals. For the most part, the intent of the call is to make sure the business aligns with the philosophy of Oregon Benefit Companies and practices it.
Those businesses that meet certification:
- Secure a “Benefit Corporations for Good Certified” digital badge for use on website and online materials
- Get Visual Branded Materials including window cling announcing your “Oregon Benefit Company Certified” for display on premises of business including door, windows and counters
- Receive 15 minutes of consulting time from a senior principal to assist you in actualizing and improving the principles of Oregon Benefit Companies
- Gain access to ongoing educational forums and materials regarding Oregon Benefit Companies