Alter Eco was created with the intention that business should make a positive impact on people and our planet.
And we're proud to join the almost 1,000 other businesses who feel the same way. We've been a Certified B Corp since the program began in 2009, and expanded our scope to become a Public Benefit Corporation in 2013. What that means is that we hold ourselves accountable to more than profits, meeting the highest standards for verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability as well.
Essentially, our values are written into our bylaws, serving as real metrics for whether our business is considered successful. And it is: for the last three years, we've been named a Best For the World Company by B Lab, scoring nearly twice as many points as our fellow honorees. Normally, we're not into competition or bragging, but if the end goal is changing the world for the better, we're all in.
We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good. This economy is comprised of a new type of corporation - the B Corporation - Which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we believe that we must be the change we seek in the world. That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered. That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all. To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.