Today marks a proud moment in Your Call’s history – we are a Certified B Corporation.
Your Call is the first whistleblowing services organisation, in the world, to become certified and the 86th ‘organisation in general’ within Australia.
B Corps are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corp brand.
It’s like a LEED or Fair Trade certification, but for a business, not just a building or a bag of coffee.
Becoming a B Corp was a passionate pursuit by the Your Call team. We believe in businesses holding a greater purpose than profits. We believe in the power of transparency, in doing more than the minimum for the environment and supporting the community.
The team’s passion for greater purpose existed before the certification and was evident in many different ways. This was evidenced in our level of transparency of how we report performance internally, a dedication to team member development, self-imposed energy/waste monitoring, local supplier preferences and charity involvement. These efforts were a suitable foundation for the certification and acted as a springboard for our future efforts.
Our goal in becoming a B Corp is to receive a third party evaluation of our present efforts and establish a higher standard for our future initiatives / decisions.
B Corps hope to inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. Your Call will participate in the Australian and New Zealand movement in 2016 to assist in creating awareness. You can get involved too – Learn more about the movement here!