Veteran-owned company receives B Lab’s highest recognition possible after only three years as a Certified B Corporation
Fredericksburg, VA, June 12 – Today, ScoutComms was recognized by the nonprofit B Lab as a “Best for the World” company across three categories — Overall, Best for Workers, and Best for Community — as a result of its proven ability as a for-profit business to create an extraordinarily positive impact in the world. ScoutComms is proud to be the only American marketing and communications firm to be named as an Overall honoree. This is the third year in a row that ScoutComms has been recognized as a Best for the World company since becoming a certified B Corporation in 2015, and the first year it has been honored in the most selective Overall category. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld.
B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
ScoutComms is the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research firm dedicated to providing services that support veterans and military families, and is one of the few B Corps run by veterans and dedicated to supporting veterans.
“We are thrilled to be named as an Overall Honoree – it’s a goal we have been striving towards since we first became a Certified B Corporation,” said Fred Wellman, ScoutComms CEO and founder. “After three years as a B Corp, we know that we can achieve our profit goals as a company while also positively impacting our employees, community, customers and the environment. We are constantly innovating and searching for new ways to make a difference. It’s an incredible honor to have these efforts be recognized and to have our positive impact certified by an objective third party.”
The Best For The World Overall list is limited to businesses around the world that scored in the top 10 percent across all categories on the biannual B Impact Assessment. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent of all B Corporations set a gold standard for companies using business as a force for good. ScoutComms made the list thanks to its exceptional work towards its mission of advocating for veterans and service members, and empowering those who support them.
The assessment measures a company’s positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment, and must be completed by any company that wants to be certified as a B Corporation. All assessment answers are reviewed and verified by B Lab, the founder of the B Corp movement.
“With the rise of anger at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like ScoutComms, who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “Best For The World is the only list of businesses that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance. As consumers, talent and investors increasingly demand transparent, values-aligned businesses to buy from, work at, and invest in, companies will need to not just be the best in the world but the best for the world. Not just to be nice—but to be the most successful.”
The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees is available at https://bit.ly/2IgAzF5. Honorees are featured in B the Change, the digital publication produced by B Lab at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld.
Today there are more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations across more than 150 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.