Certified B Corporation
AMS Fulfillment has joined with a growing number of corporations holding themselves to the high standard of a B Corporation. We received certification as a B Corporation, also referred to as a Social Enterprise, in December of 2017. In taking this step, we have become part of a movement to redefine what it means to be successful.
B Lab is the nonprofit organization that created the B Corporation designation. B Lab independently evaluates all applicant companies, looking at a range of metrics in the categories of 1) Measurable Social Performance, 2) Accountability, 3) Transparency and 4) Measurable Environmental Performance.
Across these criteria, companies are rated based on factors like energy efficiency, employee benefits, and corporate transparency. They must achieve a high score and modify their governing documents to acknowledge their commitment. Once certified, they are required to recertify every two years.
A successful social enterprise has the goal of upholding a social mission while maximizing the productivity and sustainability of the business. The social mission and achievements of AMS have been primarily in the arena of education and workforce development, undertaken in cooperation with the SCV College of the Canyons.
There is an Apprentice Program currently taking place at AMS which is a first of its kind in the US. This program, as well as a number of educational programs, and a new Pre-Apprentice program have set us apart. We are keenly focused on the underserved job seekers in the community, spanning a wide demographic from single mothers to the homeless, to veterans and seniors, to individuals with a felony record and to individuals with disabilities.
AMS scores high in environmental performance as well, having been a ‘green’ conscious business from the beginning, purchasing recycled materials and recycling bottles, cans, corrugate materials and plastics. An AMS volunteer Green Team monitors the business practices today and recommends additional ways that AMS can be an industry example of a green company.
As a B Corporation, AMS is legally accountable for meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, using the power of the marketplace – in other words be a successful business with ‘heart’.
We are proud to join with other successful B Corporations, such as Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerry’s, Plum Organics, Etsy, Hootsuite and many more as we work to be the ‘best’ in a new way:
“B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the world, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all.”