MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release
John H. Pratt, Boomerang Information Services, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-662-1206
Callie Rojewski, B Lab; email@example.com; 610-293-0299 ext. 218
Boomerang Information Services Honored as Best for Workers,
Creating Most Positive Impact for Employees
Evaluated by Comprehensive B Impact Assessment
September 19, 2017: Chicago, IL
Today, Boomerang Information Services, Inc. (Boomerang) was recognized for creating the most positive impact for their workers based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com.
Boomerang is honored to be in the Best for Workers list, which includes businesses that earned a Workers score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The assessment measures a company's impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like Boomerang must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.
The Workers section of the B Impact Assessment assesses the company’s relationship with its workforce. It measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities provided to workers. The category also focuses on the overall work environment within the company by assessing management/worker communication, job flexibility, corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on employees around the world. Boomerang made the list thanks to exceptional practices like full healthcare coverage, maternity/paternity care plans, matching non-profit contributions, flexible work schedules, and community outreach initiatives / paid time-off for volunteering.
The 148 Best for Workers companies come from 61 different industries and 21 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for the Environment, Best for Customers, Best for the Long Term, Best for Community and Best for the World: Changemakers, which can be found at http://www.bthechange.com.
“We are honored to be recognized by B Lab as a place of business that provides a positive impact. It is something we focus on everyday and have worked on for the last 15 years. Getting the recognition from B Lab and sharing the same space as the other honorees is humbling and complimentary,” says John H. Pratt, President of Boomerang. “We work hard everyday not only to keep our clients happy, but also to be certain that everyone who works here knows they have both a positive impact on our daily operations, and on the community we serve.”
Additional 2017 Best for Workers honorees include: King Arthur Flour; KeHE; and Gardener’s Supply.
“Companies like Boomerang are setting a new standard for creating positive impact for employees through their business,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “We’re proud to shine a light on their achievement. Best for the World is the only list of businesses making the greatest positive impact that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance.”
A total of 846 Certified B Corporations were named 2017 Best for the World Honorees, including: Patagonia; Seventh Generation; National Co+op Grocers; and Business Development Bank of Canada. Forty-eight countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Nicaragua and Turkey. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.
Today there are more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across more than 130 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.
Boomerang Information Services, Inc. is a for-profit benefits corporation that works with legal services firms who serve the due diligence needs of corporations, law firms and lenders involved in mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and all lending activities. With service offerings providing full state and county coverage in the Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan), the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington) and the East Coast (Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts). The Chicago and Seattle offices also provide a suite of DMV, business licenses and consulate services.
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.
B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.
For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net.
B the Change is a Medium publication, produced by B Lab in collaboration with the community of Certified B Corps and the movement of people using business as a force for good.
B the Change exists to inform and inspire people who have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world. Because we believe that storytelling is an essential element in the transformation of business and society, we commit ourselves to telling the most compelling stories possible to the largest audiences possible to propel the movement of business toward its destiny as a powerful force for good. We want to dramatically broaden and deepen engagement with entrepreneurs, managers, employees, investors and citizens in one of the most important discussions of our time.
Read all B the Change stories at http://www.bthechange.com.