We're B Corp Certified!
Phil became a Certified B Corporation in 2017!
What is a B Corp?
Being a Certified B Corp means we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of people doing business as a force for good. They are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Our team went through an extensive evaluation process of Phil’s impact on our employees, our community, our environment, and our clients. But it’s much more than just a lifetime achievement award. Maintaining our B Corp status means we are continually challenged to make decisions that positively impact our environment, the community, our employees and our clients.
Why is Phil a B Corp?
When we first heard about B Corporation in 2014, we couldn’t believe it wasn’t created just for Phil…but then we realized, it was.
From the day Phil Communications was founded, it has operated on a deep sense of responsibility towards practicing the principles we share with our clients: service, transparency, equity, accountability, and integrity. But, since our beginnings in 1999, there were few models for creating social-profit business. We’ve often felt like a lone wolf as a for-profit business serving the non-profit sector.
In B Lab, the non-profit that assesses B Corps, we found people like us who are challenging businesses to think beyond the bottom line. Becoming B Corp certified gave us a way to measure, improve, and communicate our positive impact.
With our B Corp certification, we support our clients in B-ing the change and take every possible action to ensure that we are on the front lines with them. By walking the talk, Phil is helping to align social- and financial-profit.
We are redefining success in business.
We’re a small and talented team with one thing in common: Our clients are our heroes. It’s why we love working at Phil. Every member of Phil was drawn to working here because of our commitment to the values aligned perfectly with the B Corp community.
Our B Corp Certification came with a big microphone to let the Canadian community know we want to collaborate with others who share our vision and values, and to lead with us.
Watch this video to learn more about the movement:
Quotes about B Corps
“B Corporations are a way to transcend the contradictions between the ineffective parts of the social sector and myopic capitalism.”
“What the corporation was to baby boomers the B Corp is to millennials: the place to work.”
“In a marketplace where everyone wants to be green, Certified B Corporations stand out from the crowd.”
“Think of it this way: USDA certifies organic foods, and Good Housekeeping puts its seal of approval on quality products, like washing machines and skillets. And since 2006, a nonprofit organization called B Lab has been certifying corporations it deems to be concerned about their communities and the environment.”