B Lab Global has announced 2022 Best for the World, recognizing Certified B Corporations (B Corps) around the world with exceptional positive impact. Best for the World identifies the B Corps whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.
“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non-B Corps, and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”
More than a badge of honor, the list provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, learnings, and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside of the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector.
More than 50 Brazilian companies appear in the ranking, including Natura, Vox Capital (customers), Fazenda da Toca (environment), and Grupo Gaia (community).
At least 3 Portuguese corporations also feature in the list: Code For All (costumers), Studioneves (environment), and Sair da Casca (governance).
Source: B Lab