Agency is One of Only 18 B Corps in State of Minnesota

 

St. Paul, Minn. (Nov. 26, 2018)–Beehive Strategic Communication, a purpose-driven strategic communication firm, has earned B Corporation certification from B Lab®, a non-profit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

 

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

 

“Beehive is honored to join this community of leaders committed to creating better businesses and a better world,” said Beehive CEO Lisa Hannum. “We know that when we put the planet and people — employees, clients, business partners and the community —first, profits follow and everything rises.”

 

Beehive is one of only 18 Minnesota-based companies certified as a B Corp. There are more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations in more than 50 countries worldwide, including brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Athleta, Eileen Fisher and TOMS, that are committed to using 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 USDA organic certification is to milk. To become certified, Beehive had to demonstrate it met the rigorous requirements outlined in the B Impact Assessment, a globally recognized standard that evaluates environmental performance, how a company treats its employees and the impact the company has on its customers and the broader community. It also assesses the company’s accountability, governance and transparency practices.

 

Beehive received a certification score of 88.6 out of a possible 200 points on the B Impact Assessment, which reflects the strong commitment to making the world a better place.

 

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About Beehive Strategic Communication

Beehive Strategic Communication is a purpose-driven strategic communication firm that uses the power of communication to build better businesses. We help organizations clarify and align their visions, values and strategies to bold actions that build trust and drive growth — inside and out.

 

About B Corporations

Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business.