B Corp certification is the only one of its kind, comprehensively measuring a company’s social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Businesses are verified by the nonprofit B Lab for their measurable impact on people and planet, and are required to consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders: customers, workers, communities, and the environment.
Achieving B Corp certification further signifies Arbonne’s commitment to be a mission-driven company that empowers people to flourish, the Irivine, CA-based beauty and wellness company said in a statement.
Arbonne is part of Yves Rocher Group; it was acquired by the company in 2018.
“Sustainability is a journey, and our B Corp certification is just the beginning,” said Jean-David Schwartz, CEO of Arbonne. “Arbonne is using its business success as a force for good as we build a more inclusive economy for the world. We hold ourselves accountable to support a thriving planet and improved community well-being. We have set impactful goals and will not waiver from our commitments.”
One of Arbonne’s newest sustainability programs is ArbonneCycle, a new recycling program for its hard-to-recycle packaging and componentry in partnership with TerraCycle. The program recently launched in the US with plans to expand globally in the future.
“Arbonne’s sustainability pillars that guide all decision making are: Environmental Impact, Employee Welfare, Company Governance, Customer Welfare and Community Impact,” said Schwartz. “Through this major milestone, we voice our commitment to always balance people, planet and profit.”
Through B Corp certification, Arbonne joins a global network of more than 3,000 companies including The Body Shop, Tom’s of Maine, Patagonia, Toms Shoes, Ben & Jerrys, Athleta as well as smaller and indie brands like Rebel Green.
“We are proud to welcome Arbonne to our growing community of Certified B Corporations who are redefining success in business to balance both profit and purpose,” said Andy Fyfe, Senior Manager, B Corp Growth & Activation. “Arbonne’s move to certify as a B Corp signals a wider societal interest in the power of business to provide long-term value for all stakeholders, including workers, community, and the environment.”