B Corp certified
We have been B Corp certified since 2022, joining a global community of like-minded businesses that deeply care about people, community and the environment, not just profit.
What is B Corp?
Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, envision a better economic system where businesses can benefit people, communities, and the planet. They choose long-term investments over quick wins, and measure their success based on the positive impact they create.
What that means for us
Finding ways to improve human, animal and environmental health has always been important to us. But the way we do it matters too – we want to live by these values ourselves. So we made this commitment and put the work in to prove it. But it doesn’t end with the certification! We are continuously assessing and improving our impact. Here are some ways we do that:
- We actively monitor our carbon footprint and CO2 emissions – reduce where we can; offset what is left. We do this by measuring and offsetting 120% of our carbon footprint with EKOS.
- We have clocked 2,450km commuting to work via bike in the past 12 months!
- We engage in a considerable number of good cause projects, where we reduce our commercial rates to support our collaborators that work for the common good.
- We actively share knowledge through our GitHub repository, organising our annual R Exchange event, publications and free R user group catch-ups.
- We take responsibility for our social and environmental performance by having equal opportunity employment and welcoming diversity.
- We choose to shop and work with local and B Corp certified businesses, even if it costs a little more and reduces our profit.
- You can view our latest sustainability report.
Our B Corp certification is measured every three years, so this certification is not a destination, but a journey. We are always looking for ways to improve and welcome both internal and external feedback.
Based on the B Impact assessment, Epi-interactive earned an overall score of 80.2.
The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
Governance – 15.8
Governance evaluates a company’s overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.
- Mission & Engagement – 2.4
- Ethics & Transparency – 2.4
- Mission Locked – 10
Workers – 30.6
Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.
- Financial Security – 7.0
- Health, Wellness, & Safety – 6.0
- Career Development – 6.0
- Engagement & Satisfaction – 5.9
Community – 16.4
Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – 6.6
- Economic Impact – 2.1
- Civic Engagement & Giving – 3.4
- Supply Chain Management – 2.2
Environment – 13.7
Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.
- Environmental Management – 4.1
- Air & Climate – 6.5
- Water – 0.0
- Land & Life – 3.0
Customers – 3.5
Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.
- Customer Stewardship – 3.5