Celebrating B Corp Month
In the United States, we’re in the middle of primary season, but that isn’t the only way to let your voice be heard. Every dollar we spend or invest, every hour we work, and every transaction we make with other companies is a vote for the type of business and economy we want to succeed. By buying a company’s product, we’re endorsing its practices. But how can we find businesses — without hours of research — that align with our values? How can we trust that what a business says about its practices isn’t just a marketing scheme, with little basis in reality?
The prestigious B Corporation Certification acknowledges a company’s commitment to creating exceptional positive social and environmental impact. Together, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Almost four years ago, OverDrive was awarded B Corp Certification, joining thousands of companies such as Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Etsy and others leading a global movement of using business for good. This month, we’re joining together to celebrate B Corp Month!
WHY BEING A B CORP MATTERS
The B Corporation community works toward reducing inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
OverDrive is joining a group of other B Corp certified companies in the Vote Every Day. Vote B Corp movement and you can, too. By choosing to support B Corps, you are casting your vote to support businesses that create a positive impact for their employees, communities and the environment.
HOW OVERDRIVE BECAME A B CORPORATION
OverDrive earned this certification for the company’s commitment to social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. OverDrive is proud to be a certified B Corp and to celebrate everything we stand for: Empowering communities with our services, supporting literacy and creating reading happiness; supporting initiatives that offer work-life balance for our employees; and incorporating work practices and business policies that strengthen and preserve our environment for future generations.
To be a B Corporation is a chance as a business to be accountable and solve social and environmental challenges that we face today and tomorrow. In addition to championing the needs of readers and seeking to delight more readers every day, OverDrive is committed to recycling, volunteering with local charities, professional development for employees and providing a positive social impact.
Join me and Team OverDrive and #VoteEveryDay with your words, your money, your time and your actions. Together we can all build a better, sustainable and equitable world.