B Corp certification support

We help your company engage into the internationally recognized B Corp certification system. Join a global movements of businesses acting for people, communities and the planet. 

Launched in the U.S. in 2006, the B Corp movement has been rapidly expanding worldwide. There are now over 6,500 B Corp certified companies across more than 80 countries. B Corp companies meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. In Japan, the movement is starting. Be one of the first certified Japanese B Corp companies, with Codo’s support.

About the service


Building upon our recognized expertise on corporate environmental literacy strategies and working in partnership with experts, we assist your company through all steps of the B Corp certification process.

We help you fill out the official Business Impact Assessment (BIA) and submit it to B Lab for review. We guide you towards additional actions your company can take to reach the required score for certification. We support you through the assessment and interviews by B Lab auditors. Once you have successfully received your B Corp certification, we work with you to make the best of it, including external and internal engagement.

Our bilingual team helps you navigate between the B Corp procedure in English and your internal information and data in Japanese. To deliver its B Corp support service, Codo works in partnership with the most experienced B Corp experts in Japan.

Who is this for?


Small & medium enterprises

B Corp certification allows Japanese SMEs to join a larger community of domestic and foreign businesses taking action for a sustainable and inclusive economy. Worldwide, most B Corp companies are SMEs.

Large firms

Major Japanese firms can enter the B Corp certification system to enhance the international recognition of their willingness to play a leading role in global sustainability.

Examples


The B Corp movement in Japan is still at an early stage of development, with around 20 certified companies, mostly SMEs. They include Eco Ring (reuse retailing), CFCL (fashion), Kuradashi (e-commerce) and ovgo Baker (cookies). Eco Ring was selected Best for the World in the Environment category of B Corp in 2022. Kuradashi stands out among all Japanese companies, with the highest overall B Impact score of 110 out of 200.

Outside of Japan, B Corp companies include internationally recognized brands such as Patagonia (U.S.), Natura &Co (Brazil), The Body Shop (U.K.) and Danone (France). There are currently over 6000 certified B Corporations in more than 80 countries and over 150 industries.

Start your B Corp certification journey with us!

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