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WHAT IS A B CORP?

What is a B Corp?

4201 companies. 153 industries. 77 countries. 1 unifying goal – To use business as a positive force and actively make the world a better place. 

The B Corp community of leaders are all working towards a global movement that redefines business success as inclusive and sustainable. It’s a more equal world with lower levels of poverty and a healthier environment. Their mission is to build stronger communities, create jobs with dignity and purpose and use profits and growth as a means to a greater end for all. In other words, to create the most positive outcomes for employees, stakeholders, communities and the wider environment.

“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. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy”

Credit: B Corp

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A B CORP COMPANY?

The title of ‘B Corp certification’ is a coveted one. And it’s not easy to achieve with the stringent criteria that companies are assessed against. The process is run by B Lab, a non-profit organisation, using the rigorous ‘B Impact Assessment’ companies should aim to meet a threshold score of 80 points or more out of a possible 200 to be granted B Corp certification. Most companies reach a score between 40 and 100 with the average score being 80. The process considers the impact the business has on its staff, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. 

B Corporations use people as a force for good, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance. They are accountable for their business decisions and transparency in their actions. It is hugely aspirational to become a B Corp certified business. Inspiring change and innovation to make the world a better place is fast becoming the main reason for product and service development.

UNIQUE PROUDLY PARTNERS WITH B CORP CERTIFIED COMPANIES

At Unique we believe that everyone deserves the right to a healthy body, healthy life and a healthy planet. We pride ourselves on representing brands and products that match our core principles. It is no surprise then that we partner with a number of B Corp certified brands who live and breathe the B Corp values through their business mission and operations.

Ethique - leading B Corp business

ETHIQUE

Sustainability is at the core of Ethique, with ingredients sustainably sourced and fairly traded. They use certified compostable packaging and have, to date, prevented more than 11 million plastic bottles from entering the environment. 2% of total sales to are donated to charity.

Ethique scores highly on the B Impact Assessment and is a key B Corp certified brand. In fact, when B Lab releases their top-performing B Corps each year, Ethique consistently features on the list.

In 2018, 2019 and 2021, Ethique was listed as Best for Community, along with Best Overall in 2018 and 2019

B Corp company - PATCH

PATCH

PATCH offers a range of natural, sustainable, bamboo wound care products. Developed after the founder’s son had an allergic reaction to common wound coverings, PATCH is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and giving back to the planet and its people. The range includes four types of hypoallergenic adhesive strips – regular, aloe vera, activated charcoal and coconut oil-infused.

PATCH was awarded Best for the Environment in both 2019 and 2021

Eco Lips Certified B Corp

ECO LIPS

Eco Lips was born out of a desire to create organic, fair trade, lip care products formulated without petroleum. This innovative brand handcrafted in the US offers economical sizes and revolutionary compostable, plastic-free packaging. 

Eco Lips ingredients are sourced from the purest and highest quality raw materials from all over the world. They support organic farming and sustainable business practices, plus use Fair Trade Certified cocoa butter and coconut oil to help support a better life for the farmers.

Eco Lips continues to create and support initiatives such as Iowa’s largest solar power project, the Organic Endurathon, the annual Earth Day Bike Ride and the Eco Lips Cause Balm program.

Eco Lips was awarded Best for Changemaker in 2019

Yogi Tea Certified B Corp

YOGI TEA

Committed to the planet and the communities within it, Yogi Tea products are created with purpose, using masterfully blended, quality ingredients. The company have implemented environmentally preferred practices and support organic farming in their supply chain. They also work on empowering projects, both in their local community and across the globe, to help others achieve their greatest potential and live vibrant lives. Yogi Tea strives to support quality, sustainability and social responsibility on a local, national and global level.

Best for Changemakers in 2017, 2018 and 2019

Best Overall in 2019

Weleda certified B Corp

WELEDA

Weleda is the world’s leading manufacturer of holistic, natural, organic cosmetics and pharmaceuticals for anthroposophic therapy. Pioneering the use of biodynamic and organic ingredients in skincare and medicines, Weleda is the trusted name in premium, naturally therapeutic skincare that captures the power and potency of nature.

The entire collection is proudly NATRUE certified and includes skincare, oral care, remedies and hair care for women, men, babies and kids.

Serving the environment and the common good is anchored in the company’s bylaws. They have always placed sustainability above profit.

STOCK YOUR SHELVES WITH PRODUCTS FROM B CORP CERTIFIED BRANDS

At Unique Health Products we stock some of the biggest natural health brands in Australia. We are proud of the innovation and leading market position of our brands and the way they drive natural products and strive for environmental sustainability. You can purchase from hundreds of brands online with us 24/7, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

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