We’re Excited About Formalizing the B Corp Values We’ve Held for Years
Allard PPC is moving ahead with plans to become a B Corporation, and a critical part of that process is to define who we are as a company and how we expect to operate in the world. If you’ve missed our earlier posts regarding this effort, our plan is to take a public position on our values and do whatever possible to amplify our existing efforts toward being a benefit to our community and the planet.
Put simply, B Corps seek to benefit the world even though they are for-profit organizations. They see no conflict between being profitable and working toward the greater good. It’s important to note that this is not an easy designation to achieve. These are companies that have met rigorous standards of transparency, performance and accountability and that have a stated objective to be a force for good in the world.
We’ve sought to define what makes us eligible for such a designation and part of that has been to create mission statement, a statement based on our existing values that is also a promise to the world about how we plan to conduct our business. It was an easy decision for us to seek B Corp status because it falls in line with values we’ve held — and acted on — for decades. Allard PPC has worked to educate people about clean water issues and has taken part in efforts to protect and enhance water quality at the local and state levels.
Our mission statement:
At Allard PPC, we believe business should be a force for good. Toward that end, our mission is to help our clients reach their full potential while, at the same time, making the environment a top priority by seeking positive, practical and innovative solutions to environmental challenges. We do this by offering our clients — and the planet — the best we have to give. That means we act responsibly and ethically while helping our clients grow their company, product or organization, using environmentally sustainable strategies and products. Parallel to this, we take every opportunity to inform and educate people about environmental issues. We engage and partner with local governments and NGOs to put our weight behind efforts to protect and improve the environment — especially those that protect and improve water quality — along with educating others about how they can do the same. In our business lives and our private lives, we strive to live by the ideal that what’s good for the planet is good for business.
We’ve always taken seriously the ability we all have to do good in the world and make it a better place for everyone. We hope that by taking these steps we can encourage other individuals and companies to do the same and be part of the growth of this movement.
The community of B Corporations has more than 1,600 members from 42 countries that take in more than 120 industries. The power of this movement to use business to make the world a better place for all of us can only grow if more people recognize the benefit of these types of companies and support them.
Allard PPC looks forward to joining the growing community of B Corporations and building upon the work we’re already doing. You’ll hear more from us about our efforts to join the ranks of B Corporations. In the meantime, we’ll continue, as we’ve always done, to do the best we can for our clients, our community and the planet.