South Pole Achieves B Corp Certification in the United States
01 Sep 2020
by South PolePress Release
South Pole USA, a leading climate solutions provider and project developer, is pleased to announce its certification as a registered B Corporation in the United States. B Corporations™ (or B Corps™) are a growing group of companies who are reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.
The certification by B Lab endorses South Pole USA as a company that meets rigorous social and environmental standards, with a commitment to goals beyond shareholder profit.
Renat Heuberger, CEO, South Pole said, "Every day, over 350 South Pole employees in 18 offices around the world work hard to help public and private sector actors achieve their climate action goals, paving the way to a more sustainable, low-carbon future. Getting B Corp certification is further proof that South Pole not only talks the talk but walks the walk, by working in line with the highest social and environmental standards ourselves as well as with our clients."
“South Pole has been working for over a decade to address climate change, as well as many other related social and environmental challenges" said Nick Aster, Director, Marketing for North America at South Pole.“We have always shared a common, positive mission with our fellow B Corps, and it’s great to finally make it official," he added.
The B Corp Certification covers a company's entire business, in particular five key impact areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous – a company has to score over 80 out of 100 points and provide evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices, including energy supply, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. B Corp companies also legally embed their commitments to purpose beyond profit in company articles.
South Pole is now part of a community of over 3,500+ businesses globally who have been certified as B Corps. The B Corp community includes businesses from a cross-section of industries and sizes, such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, AllBirds, Beautycounter, United by Blue, Eileen Fisher and Athleta. B Corp Certification signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency.