The assessment is administered by the non-profit B Lab.

Global Access

Accessed by more than 8000 companies from around the globe.


Governed by an independent standards advisory council.


Customizable to a company’s size, sector, and geography.


Enables both positive screens and screens to determine if a company is involved with any major ESG controversies.

Impact Score


The B Impact Assessment (BIA) is a tool that assesses a company’s overall social and environmental performance.

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Sample Questions

The B Impact Assessment measures the overall impact of a business
on all of its stakeholders. View sample questions below.

  • Community



    When evaluating the social and environmental performance of Significant Suppliers, which of the following practices apply:

    Visited all significant suppliers Specific environmental criteria required Specific social criteria required Third party social or environmental metrics screen applied Evaluated at least annually Give preference to local suppliers Give preference to sustainable or fair trade suppliers None of the above Other
  • Environment



    What % of energy used is from renewable on-site energy production for corporate facilities?

    0% 1-4% 5-10% 10-15% 15%+
  • Governance



    What portion of your management is evaluated in writing on their performance with regard to corporate social and environmental targets?

    0% 1-24% 25-49% 50-74% 75%+
  • Workers



    What is the minimum number of vacation days / sick days / personal days / holidays offered annually to full-time tenured workers (tenured defined as with the company for greater of 2 years or life of the company)?

    0-15 work days 16-20 work days 21-25 work days 26-30 work days >30 work days
  • Consumers



    Which of the following underserved populations does your business impact or target (check all that apply)? If you are a business-to-business focused company, think of who the ultimate user of your product or service is.

    Low-income, poor or very poor Minority, disabled, and other underserved Nonprofits that serve the poor Nonprofits None of the above
  • Environment



    Which of the following product or service descriptions apply?

    Product or services uses recycled input materials but is designed for another purpose Product or service is designed to reduce overall waste sent to landfill or incinerated These descriptions do not apply to our company's product/service
  • Community



    What % of your permanent employees are from chronically underemployed populations and participate in the above workforce development program?

    0% 1-24% 25-49% 50-74% 75%+
  • Community



    Does your microfranchise model include the following:

    On-going product and operations training provided for all franchisees Training goes beyond basic operational/financial skills needed to operate the franchise At least 50% of franchisees are located in rural or urban poor areas Cost-sharing or inventory structure of branded product offerings Franchisees are micro- or small-businesses (fewer than 50 employees) Franchisees are low income, poor or very poor The franchisee must have at least 50% ownership stake in their business
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