WE’RE NOW B CORP CERTIFIED!
We’re proud to announce that with 5,600+ B Corporations worldwide,
Anne Mulaire is the first Indigenous-Owned Apparel/Manufacturer in Canada to be recognized with this certification.
Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A B CORP?
To become a B Corp, Anne Mulaire underwent an assessment of our business model and operations to confirm that we meet the high standards of social and environmental impact.
The assessment is divided into 5 Impact Areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers. For each, we received a score which is then added up to the total B Impact Score.
To qualify for a B Corp certification you must score at least 80, with the median score of ordinary businesses being 50.9.
Governance evaluates a Anne Mulaire's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.
Mission & Engagement 1.6
Ethics & Transparency 2.2
+ Mission Locked 10
Workers evaluates our contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.
Financial Security 3.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety 6.8
Career Development 3.6
Engagement & Satisfaction 3.7
Community evaluates a Anne Mulaire’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 6.4
Economic Impact 5.8
Civic Engagement & Giving 3.3
Supply Chain Management 3.6
Environment evaluates a Anne Mulaire’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.
Environmental Management 4.4
Air & Climate 3.5
Land & Life 7.0
+Resource Conservation 10.3
+Toxin Reduction / Remediation 11.3
Customers evaluates a Anne Mulaire’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.
Customer Stewardship 3.4
+Arts, Media, & Culture 1.1
WHO IS BEHIND B CORP?
All certified B Corps have been verified by B Lab, a non-profit organization that operates across the world in a variety of countries. B Lab’s vision is to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
Please join us, as we embark on an unforgettable journey in becoming a circular textile brand by 2030— because together is better.