Why is Win & Winnow a B Corp and how can your business make a positive impact

2021-03-01T21:07:55+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Why should you make a certified B Corp like Win & Winnow your partner? When working with us you also are investing in sustainable practices that have a positive impact in society and the environment.

 

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From its early years, Win & Winnow Language Services was created as a translation and localization services provider that was able to see beyond services and profit as the only goal. The key is how global communication and accessible information can impact life transformation. Making a positive impact became the guide and drive of all our processes and their continuous improvements.

 

What are B Corps?

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of true leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

There are 3,821 B Corps across 150 industries in 74 countries. And Win & Winnow Language Services is proud to be one of them. As a certified Women Owned Business and B Corp, we strive to make a positive economic, social and environmental impact through our work. Our core purpose guides us: We are forward thinkers and we act upon it – we enable life transformation through global communication and accessible information.

 

Why becoming a B Corp?

Joining the B Corp Community brought along many tangible benefits for our company that allow us to keep on working to become better for the world.

Measuring and planning positive impact

The certification assessment takes into account social and environmental issues as well as solutions and calls attention to areas in need of improvement, which can be targeted and planned for strategically. It also provides a rigorous means of measuring progress, a strong plus for reporting to boards, investors, employees and consumers.

Attracting the best talent

Millennials enter the workforce seeking companies that are transparent and responsible and push for purpose and value alongside compensation. Instead of only having to search for high-potential staff, as a Certified B Corp we attract the right talent to the company.

Connecting with fellow agents of change

As it becomes more and more evident that purpose driven and sustainable leadership is necessary to push forward positive transformations in our lives, triple impact businesses gain more exposure and recognition in traditional and digital media, not only as business leaders but rather as agents of change. 

Joining an approachable and collaborating community

When it comes to pursuing purpose and impact initiatives, having a pool of like-minded businesses to reach out to is invaluable. Many ideas, projects and proposals for improvement are exchanged in the different channels shared by sustainable business leaders in the B Corp community.

 

B Corp Certification Process

Certifying as a B Corporation goes beyond product- or service-level certification. B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance. The B Impact Assessment evaluates how our company’s operations and business model impact our workers, community, environment, and customers. 

In order to maintain the B Corp Certification, we must update our B Impact Assessment every 3 years, provide additional documents to verify our answers and achieve at least 80 of the 200 points available in the assessment. The recertification gives an opportunity to define improvement goals in line with the new standards and be able to compare our performance.

 

Sustainability in Win & Winnow

Becoming certified as a B Corporation in 2019 was a significant step in this ongoing journey – it means that we are walking our talk and we took legal commitment to do so. We are acting on our recruitment processes and our team’s experience, consolidating our commitment to creating inclusive opportunities in our industry and supporting our local community, measuring our environmental performance, and continuously improving our processes.

  • Gender equality and women empowerment. We implemented an action plan to promote gender equality and women empowerment that was recognized by UN Women through the WEPs Awards.
  • Health & well-being. We support a balanced and healthy lifestyle and provide programs and activities for our employees to feel well and happy.
  • Youth employment. We deliver educational webinars aimed at fostering youth employment in our industry.
  • Diversity & inclusion. We established a Diversity & inclusion policy to become a workplace where everyone feels safe and appreciated.
  • Climate action. We have committed to being carbon neutral by 2030.
  • Volunteering. We provide pro bono services to NGOs, particularly to those that work towards SDG 3 Health and Wellbeing, and donate working hours for volunteering.
  • Impactful partnerships. We actively seek to partner companies who share our values and mission to make a positive impact through our processes and provide discounts to fellow B Corps.

 

Why you should make a certified B Corp like Win & Winnow your partner

When working with us you are not only investing in global communication and accessible information through comprehensive language solutions that ensure quality and continuous improvement, you are also investing in sustainable practices that impact positively in youth employment, women empowerment, health and wellbeing and the environment. 

 

 

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