VIANOVA was recognized for creating innovative governance structures to protect the mission of our business for the long term. The Best for the Long Term list is based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com.
VIANOVA is honored in the Best for the Long Term list, which includes businesses that earned a Governance score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like VIANOVA must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.
The Governance portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s overall mission, ethics, accountability and transparency. It measures whether the company has adopted a social or environmental mission, and how it engages its employees, board members and the community to achieve that mission. This section assesses employee access to financial information, customers’ opportunities to provide feedback, and the diversity of the company’s governing bodies. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make around the world. VIANOVA made the list thanks to exceptional practices like publishing a Social Impact Report, including social impact in our mission, and incorporated as a Benefit Corporation.
The 186 Best for the Long Term companies come from 79 different industries and 13 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for the Environment, Best for Customers, Best for Workers, Best for Community and Best for the World: Changemakers, which can be found at bthechange.com.