At Mac’s List, we believe that fostering great careers builds better communities, and that’s more important than making a buck. So in February 2017, Mac’s List became a Certified B Corp, joining a global movement of people using business as a force for good. We join a thriving community of Oregon B Corps , and we’re thrilled to receive this official recognition for our commitment to serving our community.
B Corps, or B Corporations, are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Why We Became a B Corp
Becoming a B Corp was a choice we made because we want to walk our talk. By meeting and maintaining high standards, we signal to our community that we truly care about their careers. For us, B Corp status reinforces our core beliefs, including:
- Meaningful, rewarding work empowers people as individuals and, in turn, strengthens our community.
- Nonprofits, foundations, and other social change-making institutions are able to build capacity and increase impact when they can hire the best possible talent.
- As a member of the community, it’s important for our organization to adhere to responsible business practices that minimize waste and environmental impact, and to work primarily with local suppliers.
- Investing in our local communities will make our hometown of Portland, Ore. a more prosperous, sustainable place to live and work. We believe this concept works at scale, and that for-profit businesses can serve the world when they express and make decisions based on a social mission!
When we received our B Corp certification, there were only about 60 certified B Corporations in Oregon — and only 2,000 in the entire world — but that number is growing! We’re so honored that Mac’s List is a part of this powerful movement of socially-conscious enterprises.
This is a big accomplishment for the Mac’s List team and is the culmination of a year of work led by our finance manager, Anneka Winters. But we couldn’t have done this without the support of the broader Mac’s List community: our readers, customers, and partners who drive everything we do. Thank you for your support and for allowing us to be a part of your success.