It is unusual for NSPR to publicly talk about ourselves, but we are so excited to share with you a huge milestone.
NSPR is now a Certified B Corporation!
“We’re thrilled to see NSPR has joined more than 500 Certified B Corporations here in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand who are part of a global movement towards an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. NSPR attracts and serves purpose-driven clients, whose mission is centred on supporting people, communities and the environment. B Corporation Certification verifies that NSPR is meeting high standards and is committed to continuing to improve their social and environmental impact,” says Mindy Leow, Director of Growth and Impact at B Lab Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
As a “B Corp”, NSPR is part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.
Read our managing director Kate Grant’s opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald on why B Corp is good for business here.
Importantly the ‘B’ stands for ‘Benefit for all’. The B Global Network mobilises the B Corp movement to change the economic system to positively impact all stakeholders — workers, communities, customers, and our planet.
NSPR has always been a company that is focused on:
- how it does business
- how we can work together for the greater good and
- with whom.
We make decisions centred around three key areas whanaungatanga (connection), hauora (health) and whānau (family). We aspire to be a great New Zealand company and in addition to understanding our Te Titiri o Waitangi responsibilities, becoming Certified B Corp was a natural step for us.
It is a big commitment to be BCorp Certified but what does it actually mean?
As a B Corp, NSPR is among businesses that are leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. We are all working together towards: harnessing the power of the private sector for public benefit and redefining what ‘success’ looks like in business.
Currently, there are 500 B Corp Certified companies in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, and around 90 in Aotearoa. Worldwide there are over 6,200 companies from 89 countries, across 150 industries.
To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must:
- Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving an assessment score of 80 or above across five impact areas including governance, workers, community, customers and environment. The Certification is reassessed every three years.
- Change its corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
- Allow information about its performance to be publicly available.
E rere atu ana ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou/Our warm thanks are flying towards you all for inspiring, supporting and encouraging NSPR on the B Corp journey. We love what we do!
There are lots of ways to describe public relations – but at the heart of it, for NSPR, it is our whanaungatanga. It is through these connections that we can bring the incredible stories to life and raise awareness of individuals and organisations that are purpose driven for positive impact on people and the planet.
He iti tangata e tupu – he iti toki e iti tonu
People grow, adzes remain small, meaning people are more valuable than material possessions.