Brinkman is officially a Certified B Corporation!
We are among 91 Colorado companies, only three of which are based in Fort Collins, who have earned this certification to date. Fellow Fort Collins B Corps include Motherlove Herbal Company, Envirofit International Inc., and New Belgium Brewing Company. In the real estate industry, Brinkman is one of only five companies in the state who have achieved this accolade.
What is a B Corp?
B Corps are for-profit companies that believe in making a change in the world. They are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
How do you become a Certified B Corp?
Companies become B Corp certified when they earn a score of 80 out of 200 points on the B Impact Assessment, which analyzes the company’s overall impact on its stakeholders. After scoring 80 or above on the assessment, companies must then meet the legal requirement for certification for their state and sign the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence to make it official. To date, there are 2,391 B Corps in over 50 countries involving 130 industries. Each of these B Corps have one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Why did Brinkman decide to become a B Corp?
Our decision to become B Corp Certified stemmed from our commitment to taking a triple bottom line approach to our business and positively impacting people, creating a sense of place in a sustainable way, and producing a desirable economic impact.
What’s next for Brinkman?
Becoming B Corp Certified is only the first step! We’ve already put our renewed mission into action by providing enhanced employee benefits such as increased maternity/paternity leave, and committing to giving 10% of net revenue to charitable organizations, but that’s just the beginning. We must recertify every two years and the standards become higher each time. We’re in this for the long haul and plan to continue down this path of improving our company for our employees, our community, and our world.