ZCEB Awarded 2022 Best For The World™

Every year, Best for the World recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honor, Best for the World 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. 

Zip Code East Bay has been named 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on its Community. This is the second time we have been awarded this honor. Best for the World is a distinction granted by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (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.

Zip Code East Bay has earned this honor because of our local initiatives to use business as a force for good in our community. We are continuously looking through the lens of sustainability by partnering with other local green businesses, following green business practices, and hosting low-impact community events.

We take environmental awareness and action very seriously. All Zip Code East Bay agents have advanced training in environmental sustainability and proudly hold the National Association of REALTORS®’ Green Designation. 

As we prepare homes for market, we help homeowners and sellers take actionable steps to improve their home’s market value by choosing green alternatives. We regularly share tips and resources on how to increase environmental sustainability to ensure that our footprint is light but our efforts to enact greener lifestyles are far-reaching.

The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes B Corps, which are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system. 

"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 business leadership can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”

B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall social and environmental impact of the company that stands behind it. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact; change their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders; and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.


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