In March 2015, Lantern Legal Group, parent company of law firms Harwood Andrews and Sladen Legal, was certified as a B Corp and in just a few months, the Lantern Legal Group is already having an impact on the global B Corp community.
At the recent B Corp Champions Retreat held in Portland, United States, Lantern Legal Group was nominated for the B Corp ‘Rookie of the Year’ award, recognising businesses that have spread the B Corp movement, and made a positive impact on their communities over the past 12 months.
Lantern Legal Group was the only Australian business to be nominated in the category, alongside well-known international businesses; social media platform, Hootsuite; Portland Brewery, HUB; Colorado running shoe company Newton; and Brazilian cosmetics brand, Natura. The winner of the category was Newton.
Managing Principal of Lantern Legal Group, Dan Simmonds said the nomination was a great achievement for both firms, whose yearlong process of achieving B Corp certification was one of great importance.
“For Lantern Legal Group being a B Corp is about a better way of doing business. We hope to continue to improve our impact on our communities and inspire other businesses to do the same. This nomination is just the beginning of a larger focus both firms have of continuing to be advocates for the B Corp movement in the Australian community.”
Globally, there are over 1,400 businesses from more than 42 Countries and over 130 industries that have been awarded their B Corp certification.
B Corp certification is issued to businesses by B Lab, a not-for-profit organisation that works to give the tick of approval to businesses who meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The certification is reviewed every two years, and turns concepts such as “being a good corporate citizen” or “environmentally conscious” into something tangible and measurable that can be easily identified, and trusted.
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