B Corp Certification

Certified B Corporation

What are B Corps?

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 legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

Pacific Pathways is on the road to becoming a Certified B Corporation and has recently achieved the status of a Pending B Corp.  Pending B Corps have submitted the comprehensive B Impact Assessment to B Labs, a third party nonprofit who awards certification.  We will work with B Labs over the next year to implement and verify a wide range of corporate sustainability measures across all aspects of our operations.  

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What does b Corp
Mean to Us?

B Corp principles are fully integrated into every aspect of Pacific Pathways.  From reducing waste at the offices and residences, to a commitment to all non inflammatory vegetarian diet, to clinical services that incorporate sustainability concepts such as resilience and regeneration, we strive to demonstrate a wholistic approach to the treatment and recovery process.  These values are reflected in our mission statement:

“To provide comprehensive, integrated mental health and substance abuse services across the continuum of care that promotes the good health, well-being, and quality of life to our clients and encourages environmental stewardship through sustainability education programs that positively impact all stakeholders”.

Using Business As a Force for Good
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B Impact Assessment Score 73
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Environment 6.0
Governance19.3
Workers27.0
Community15.6
Customers4.8

* Pacific Pathways Current Score on the left

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B Corp targets

Steps to full B Corp certification.

Community Engagement

  1. Establish connections with area B Corps.
  2. Engage in community based learning projects.
  3. Establish local purchasing policies.

Environmental Engagement

  1. Develop an environmental management system.
  2. Collect baseline data for carbon, water, energy usage, waste production and establish reduction targets.

Employee Engagement

  1. Activate Employee passions and skills to support the B Corp certification process.
  2. Offer paid time off for employee volunteering.

Participant engagement

  1. Facilitate sustainability education programming for clients.
  2. Support personal sustainability through transitional living skills program.

Governance Engagement

  1. Establish local stakeholder relationships and advisory board.
  2. Work towards full B Corp certification.