How Radicle's Climate Smart Program Helps Companies Achieve B Corp

Publication Date

July 19th, 2022

Overview

For over a decade, Radicle’s Climate Smart program has been helping businesses across all sectors profitably reduce their carbon footprint and cut energy, fuel, and waste costs. Climate Smart offers a real-world solution that not only enables companies to track and reduce their emissions but also puts them on a track to B Corporation (B Corp) Certification.

For over a decade, Radicle’s Climate Smart program has been helping businesses across all sectors profitably reduce their carbon footprint and cut energy, fuel, and waste costs. Climate Smart offers a real-world solution that not only enables companies to track and reduce their emissions but also puts them on a track to B Corporation (B Corp) Certification.

B Corp Certification is a designation that shows a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. The certification comes from B Lab, a nonprofit network with a mission to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet through a business lead model.

Becoming a B Corp can be an important step for businesses on their sustainability or ESG journey. The B Corp certification shows stakeholders, customers, and the market that your business has transparent sustainability practices and has gone through the strict process of assessing, comparing, and improving your impact.

In order to become B Corp Certified, a company first must go through the rigorous B Impact Assessment (BIA), which provides businesses with a standardized framework for measuring and managing the social and environmental performance of their whole business.

Having measurable and accurate environmental data is often a gap for businesses completing their assessment, and it is important that you understand your company’s carbon footprint in order to reduce it successfully. That’s where Climate Smart comes in. The Climate Smart program gives businesses the tools and guidance to create a greenhouse gas inventory, and devise a GHG emissions reduction plan to make reductions on that inventory.

As a B Corp itself, the Climate Smart program and software help increase scores under the Environment section of your B Impact Assessment through these 5 ways:

• The software acts as an Environmental Management System (EMS) to gain quantifiable data and metrics on your businesses greenhouse gas emissions for the Impact Business Models (IBM) and B Impact Assessment (BIA)

• Supports accurate GHG measurement and reductions​

• Supports accurate GHG measurement and reductions​

• Enables businesses to accurately measure emissions footprints in accordance with international standards​

• Supports the identification of key activities for reductions

• Builds business capacity for greater sustainability

Businesses that complete the Climate Smart program are equipped with required data for their B Impact Assessment that will contribute toward the 80-point score needed to become a B Corp. Norland Limited is one of the businesses that have completed the Climate Smart program and leveraged their learned data towards a successful BIA. “Being a Climate Smart certified business has helped us complete a large portion of the environment section questions in the B Impact Assessment and has helped us better understand our emissions,” said Sydney Wanchulak, Impact & Sustainability Manager at Norland Limited. “Climate Smart has given us the tools to take a critical look at our emissions, and been a valuable partner in our emissions reduction journey.”

If you’re looking to become a certified B Corporation and want to learn more about how Radicle’s Climate Smart program can help you achieve your goal, get in touch with us

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