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October 29, 2019
Fig Industries is a B Corp!
We are so excited to be a part of a growing movement of businesses who are engaged in their communities and invested in doing business differently. We couldn’t think of a better way to reinforce our long-time mission of Design for Good.
When we embarked on this entrepreneurial journey nearly 20 years ago, we always knew community would be a central focus of our mission. Today, more than ever, we’ve realized that our organization can focus not only on profit, but we can balance our initiatives and understand how our decisions affect people and planet as well.
Starting in January of this year, we worked with Assets and B Lab to undergo the Assessment and Verification process of becoming a Certified B Corp. Following their process was smooth and very clear, and B Lab was extremely patient and allowed us to incorporate the process into our active business. With a score of 91.4, we’re honored to be certified and even more excited to develop additional goals and processes to elevate our impact in our local community.
Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal—to redefine success in business.
Through the evolution and expansion of Fig Magazine and our Social Mission program, to our commitment to utilizing FSC Certified papers and printers that are socially responsible, it’s clear our goals align with that of B Lab and the B Corp movement. As an integral part of the business community, we have a responsibility to serve this community through our talents and in the decisions we make as a business.
Since our founding, we’ve been committed to the community. We not only partner with local non-profit organizations in the 6 communities in which we serve through Fig Magazine, we also provide pro-bono creative services to select non-profit organizations in and around our offices in Lancaster. As one of a few publishers in the country who are certified, we look forward to the continued B Corp movement, setting additional goals for our internal operations, and coming along-side other companies wishing to become part of the B Corp community.
We believe that powerful design and creative communication can transform businesses and communities. It is tangible in everything we do and is summed up by our mantra, Design for Good. To learn more about Fig Industries and the work we’re doing in our community, visit our website.
To learn more about Measure What Matters by ASSETS, a program helping businesses in Central PA use B Lab’s B Impact Assessment tool visit their website and start making an impact.