March is designated as B Corporation Month. At AMS Fulfillment we know what a B Corporation is, and what a B Corp does, because we are one! But for those who don’t know let’s ask Google.
“B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.”
B Corp Certification
The process of certification is not easy, but AMS undertook it and achieved B Corporation certification in 2017. At that time AMS had already been focused on helping and serving the communities that surround us, we were already engaged in offering excellent benefits and on-campus educational opportunities to our employees, and we were recycling and being as environmentally conscious as we could be. All of this while serving our clients as their operations partner.
Being the change had been our goal since the founding of the company, so achieving B Corp certification didn’t require a lot of changes in what we were doing, but it did require some effort.
We went through the process, achieved the certification, and kept on improving. The AMS Green Team has continually upgraded our facilities, packaging, and recycling. We are so proud of our achievements with regard to our facilities and equipment, our use of recycled materials, and our recent gains in the recycling of plastics. With regard to valuing our employees, their educational opportunities, their safety, their benefits, we are top notch and always looking to improve. We have wonderful relationships in the community in hiring individuals that face difficulties, and helping those in need. And we serve our clients with the same dedication to their success as would the operations arm of their own business.
B Corporation Month
Let’s look at what B Corporation Month means to the world. From bcorpmonth.com we see the following:
Every year during March, B Lab, Sistema B, and the global B Corp community join together to celebrate everything it means to be a B Corp. Throughout the month we build awareness and educate different audiences on the ways in which the movement is transforming the economic system for the better. Talking about what it means to be a B Corp, we strengthen the meaning, understanding, and trust around the B Corp Certification.
The world is facing some of the biggest crises and challenges of our time. Our environment is in rapid decline. Social justice gaps are widening, not closing. By choosing to prioritize profit over people and the planet, most businesses are adding to the problem.
This B Corp Month, the We Go Beyond campaign will present the world with the community of impactful businesses who go beyond the harmful status quo and take action to transform the economic system.
We encourage you to visit the website HERE and enjoy the full message.
The B Corp Community
At this time there are over 6,300 Certified B Corporations around the world. These corporations span across more than 150 industries and they employ almost 400,000 people. AMS Fulfillment is proud to be a part of this community that puts people and the environment before profit. Click HERE for a directory of B Corporations around the world.
As we continuously strive to improve, our clients know that we are going the extra mile to protect the environment and care for our employees and our community. Our B Corporation certification attracts clients protective of their brand, and we enjoy employee loyalty and longevity as well. By living up to the standards of a certified B Corporation, we also stand out against the increasingly prevalent “greenwashing” engaged in by larger companies. Certification lets our clients know that they are doing business with a truly environmentally responsible fulfillment company.
The AMS Culture
We frequently talk about the AMS family, and the AMS culture. The reason we have such a strong culture is the fact that we have a purpose. While profit may enable a business, purpose is what drives it. There are five stakeholders in the decisions that AMS makes – our community, our employees, our shared Earth, our clients and our stockholders. We do not live for profit alone. We are here to Be the Change and we are thankful to the founders of the B Corporation movement, and all of the 6,300 businesses that join with us.
The organization’s website, bthechange.com, features a number of stories by and about B Corporations under the categories of Racial Equity, Stakeholder Economy, Climate Action, and B Corps. We encourage you to visit and enjoy these inspiring stories.
Happy B Corporation Month!! Let’s continue to Be the Change we want to see in the world.