DO B CORPS TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES BETTER DURING TIMES OF CRISIS?
Why It Matters
Millions of Canadians have applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit during COVID-19, but millions more are still employed — and worried about their safety. B Corp-certified companies make a commitment to high standards for how they treat their employees. This gives them a foundation to navigate a new world of work — one that any Canadian organization can learn from.
In the last several weeks, COVID-19 has disrupted communities across Canada with business closures and physical distancing orders. With these measures lasting for an indefinite period of time, businesses face the challenge of making their runway last as long as possible — resulting in job losses for many Canadians. Meanwhile, workers considered essential, like healthcare providers and grocery store workers, risk potential contact with the virus every day.
In a time of difficult decisions, B Corps across Canada are focused on living out the values that helped them earn the rigorous certification in the first place, and working to create safe and healthy environments for their employees.
To be certified as a B Corp, companies must receive a score of at least 80 out of 200, calculated based on their social impact in five areas: workers, community, custome
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