B Lab names Best for Colorado, Best for the World winners

DENVER — Best for Colorado, a statewide program inviting Colorado companies to strive to be the best for Colorado’s workers, communities and the environment, announced its 2018 honorees, along with the Best for the World B Corporations.

More than 300 companies participated in the Best for Colorado program by completing a 30-minute online Challenge assessment, and took a pledge to continue their journey of impact measurement, management and improvement. Sixteen of these companies have been awarded Honoree status and are recognized for their high scores on the B Impact Assessment, based on performance by impact area in three categories, including environment, community and workers.

Best for Colorado and Best for the World are organized by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

“Colorado is home to some of the most innovative, inspiring and impactful companies in the world,” B Lab Colorado director Kim Coupounas said in a prepared statement. “If even 1 percent of businesses in our state stepped up to do just one thing to help create good jobs and stronger communities, it would affect the future of thousands of Coloradans.”

The organizations honored include:

2018 Best for Colorado honorees:

2018 Best for Colorado honorable mentions:

  • Nikola Power Inc., Colorado Springs.
  • Only Natural Pet LLC, Boulder.
  • YellowDog Printing and Graphics Inc., Denver.

Best For the World companies have scored in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corporations on the assessment globally.

2018 Best for the World winners from Colorado: