K9 Ballistics makes dog beds with the motto of “one bed for the life of your dog”. They sought B Corp Certification as a way to demonstrate their commitment to this mission. They were certain their company was living the B Corp values, but found it challenging to identify additional points and properly represent their company through the BIA.
The first step was to review the BIA in detail, to understand their business practices and how they measured against global standards. . Following a gap analysis, we updated their company policies, created an Environmental Management System to track their impacts, authored an analysis on the lower toxicity of their products, and increased their score above the 80-point minimum. We also created documentation needed to support their certification effort.
After submitting their assessment in May of 2020, K9 Ballistics officially joined the B Corp community on January 8, 2021. This was a well-deserved achievement that reflects their commitment to being a force for good in their industry and communities. With their certification in hand, we left them with a list of opportunities for continuing to improve their social, environmental, and worker impact over the next three years leading to recertification.