The Lantern Legal Group, comprised of law firms Sladen Legal and Harwood Andrews, was recently nominated for the B Corp ‘Rookie of the Year’ award at the B Corp Champions Retreat in Portland, USA. This award acknowledges businesses that have actively contributed to the B Corp movement and made a positive impact in their communities over the past year.
Lantern Legal Group was the only Australian business to be nominated in this category, which includes well-known international businesses:
- social media platform, Hootsuite;
- Portland Brewery, HUB;
- Colorado running shoe company, Newton; and
- Brazilian cosmetics brand, Natura.
Dan Simmonds, managing principal of the Lantern Legal Group, acknowledges the nomination as a great achievement for the group, who undertook the year-long process to achieve B Corp certification with wholehearted commitment.
“Being a B Corp is about a better way of doing business" Dan said. "We are committed to improving our impact on our communities and inspiring other businesses to do the same. This nomination is just the beginning of a wider focus both firms have of continuing to be advocates for the B Corp movement in the Australian community.”
There are over 1,400 businesses globally that have been awarded B Corp certification, from more than 42 Countries in over 130 industries.
B Corp certification is issued by B Lab, a not-for-profit organisation, to businesses who meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The certification is reviewed every two years, and provides a tangible measurement for businesses committed to making a positive, sustainable impact in their environment.
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