AE Works was recognized for creating the most positive overall employee impact by B the Change Media based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab. This announcement comes on the heels of AE Works embarking on what will be the firm’s largest growth period over its nearly ten-year history.
AE Works is honored in the Best for Workers list, which includes businesses that earned a Workers score in the top 10 percent of more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. The 124 winning companies in the Workers category come from 14 industries and 15 countries.
The Workers portion of the B Impact Assessment assesses the company’s relationship with its workforce. It measures how the company treats its employees through compensation, benefits and training opportunities provided. The category focuses on the overall work environment within the company through corporate culture, job flexibility, transparency and communication, 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.
The 124 Best for Workers companies come from 14 different industries such as manufacturing, financial services and engineering. B the Change Media simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for the Environment, Best for Customers and Best for Community. The comprehensive lists can be found at http://best.bthechange.com.
With growth and hiring a current focus at AE Works, recognition on this esteemed list is especially important to the firm.
“As firm that matured from a startup to an established firm, we know our successes lie in the people we employ. Our employees, AE Work-ers, are visionaries, strategists, learners, and leaders shaping the future and growing our collective impact. We are honored to be recognized on this international list of companies using business to create positive impact in the world,” expresses Michael Cherock, PE, Founder and President of AE Works.
Additional 2016 Best for Workers honorees include: New Belgium Brewing; Namaste Solar; and Dansko.
“The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good,” said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company that publishes the quarterly B Magazine.
A total of 515 Certified B Corporations were named 2016 Best For the World Honorees, including The Honest Company, Cooperative Home Care Associates and Traditional Medicinals. Thirty-five countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Vietnam, and Turkey. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.
The 2016 Best for the World Honorees represent nearly one-third of all B Corps, displaying a wide range of excellence throughout the community. Today there are over 1,800 Certified B Corporations across over 120 industries and 42 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.