We’re so excited to share… Courtney Agencies is B Corp certified!
A Licensed Customs Brokerage & International Freight Forwarding company, Courtney Agencies joins the B Corporation movement to make businesses a force for good.
If you’ve been following our journey, you’ll know that Courtney Agencies has committed to being a purpose-based company, with the guidance of an articulated purpose:
To make it easier for values-based business to succeed in the global marketplace.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet specified standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Our early efforts to reduce our operational energy and material use as well as bring attention to leading people practises meant we were successful in meeting certification requirements in our first attempt – with a score of 86.1. To be certified, a business must score 80 or more points and the total number of points possible is 200. For reference, exemplary Patagonia scores just over 150 points, and most average businesses score just over 50.
B Corps work to consciously benefit all stakeholders — workers, communities, customers, and our planet. They are also 250% more likely to be carbon neutral – as Courtney Agencies is through its work with Radicle Climate Smart. You’re helping to minimize your own carbon footprint when you support a B Corp.
We have more to do and we use the B Corp criteria as the standard to gauge our business goals and practices. It is a holistic way of looking at positive business impact and helps guide our decision-making in operations, services, clients, employment practices and community investment.
Courtney joins almost 6000 companies worldwide – and is one of just over 400 B Corps in Canada [as at October 2022]. We’re currently the only certified Customs Broker. We enthusiastically encourage our clients, partners, suppliers and friends to consider taking this worthy journey and do what we can to influence the supply chain. Visit bcorporation.net.
View this short video to learn more about this important global movement: