Certified B Corporations are the models for the economic RESET we need
where people and planet are prioritized, and businesses are held accountable.
- Debra Dunn, Global Board Member of B Lab
we meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
The B Corp Movement
B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way.
To date, our community includes 400,000 workers in over 6,000 B Corps across 80+ countries and 155+ industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.
The B Corp Community is constantly evolving and often surprising. Though B Corp Certification originated in the U.S., there are now more B Corps operating outside the U.S. And while many people are most familiar with B Corps that sell consumer product goods, the majority of the community is actually made up of B2B companies.
Across borders and cultures, these companies have all signed a commitment not just to do less harm, but to do more good, and they accelerate their positive impact by partnering with fellow B Corps.
What it means to be a B Corp
It's a certification
like our ESG and green building certifications.
It's an opportunity
to influence our people, our suppliers, our customers, and our industry to do better.
It's a commitment
to balance purpose and profit and use business as a force for good.
It's a community
of businesses that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance.
It's just the beginning
of a business wide framework for continuous improvement.
March 16, 1987
Nova Environmental Services Established
National Expansion and Name Change to Nova Consulting Group
International expansion to Japan, Western Europe, and Australia
2013 - 2014
Acquisition of Strategic Energy Group
Acquisition of Ambiente Environmental, expanding presence in the UK & Europe
April 29, 2019
Reincorporated as a
General Benefit Corporation (GBC),
becoming Nova Group, GBC
Completed first B Impact Assessment, scoring 49.6
Completed second B Impact Assessment, scoring 74.9
August 1, 2021
Acquisition of Chicago-based
Completed third B Impact Assessment, scoring 96.3
January 1, 2022
Acquisition of New Jersey-based
Formally submitted B Corp Certification application in March and began the review process in October
February 22, 2023
Nova acheived recognition as a Certified B Corporation
2023 and Beyond
Certification is only another step in our journey. The next chapter has just begun...
Nova made the active decision that becoming a General Benefit Corporation (GBC) alone was not “good enough.”
We wanted an external review and verification that our daily actions, policies, and procedures aligned with our core values of people, property, and planet.
Our B Impact Score
The assessment looks at impact across the business
Every B Corp is scored using the five impact areas in the B Impact Assessment.
To become a B Corp, companies need to score 80 or more.