Getting B Corp certification
Plain English Foundation is excited to announce that EdventureCo has been certified as a B Corporation by the global network, B Lab. The certification recognises EdventureCo’s commitment to raising business standards and creating a positive impact on its communities through education. And we’re proud to be part of the EdventureCo group, along with our sister companies, Lumify, Australian Institute of ICT, Auldhouse, ENS, Nexacu and Everthought.
As a Certified B Corp, EdventureCo joins a worldwide movement of over 5,000 companies who use business as a force for good. Other B Corp companies include Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Education Perfect, Aesop, and Honest to Goodness.
Assessing impact with B Lab
To become B Corp-certified, EdventureCo underwent B Lab’s B Impact Assessment (BIA). This rigorous process assessed EdventureCo’s performance in key areas such as governance, workers, community, environment and customers. EdventureCo achieved an outstanding score of 88.5, well above the required score of 80 and above the average score of 82.9 for B Corp businesses in Australia.
Committing to a better future
Nicola Fowkes, EdventureCo’s General Manager of Operations, led the certification process and said: ‘This is an important milestone for EdventureCo which confirms our business’s purpose of making a positive impact through education as well as our commitment to all stakeholders, especially our students, to deliver the skills they need for their future.’
‘I am truly grateful for the work that has been done by Nicola and the EdventureCo team to reach this milestone. The B Corp certification process is not a pledge that you can simply sign up to – it is a serious, ongoing commitment. Any business that has chosen to go through the B Corp Certification process is required to dedicate significant resources and time. The BIA is a stringent and thorough assessment, and those companies that have attained certification should be proud of their commitment to strive for the triple bottom line,’ said Benn Lim, Chief Operating & Impact Officer at Arowana.
Who is EdventureCo?
EventureCo is a premium provider of digital, soft, and future skills training that prepares the workforce of today for success tomorrow. The company operates 7 business, and each one offers training solutions that help learners develop technical and human skills and unlock new opportunities for career growth in the changing world of work.
The jobs of tomorrow will require talent that can quickly adapt to the complexities and disruptions of modern business. EdventureCo paves the way for organisations and individuals to stand at the forefront of change by empowering them with in-demand skills.