London — Fairtrade and farmer-owned Divine Chocolate Corp. has been recognized as one of the world’s best B Corps for communities for the second consecutive year by B Lab, the not-for-profit that certifies B Corps, according to the chocolate company.
The honor was based on an independent evaluation conducted by B Lab, which assessed companies’ standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency in four categories; governance, workers, community and environment.
To make the Best for Communities list, a business must earn a community score that ranks in the top 10 percent among the more than 2,400 certified B Corps around the world. Divine scores particularly high in this area because of its Fairtrade positioning and farmer-owned business model, according to the company.
“Being Best for the World in terms of how business is done is something we strive for at Divine, and this recognition is immensely important to us,” says Sophi Tranchell, Divine CEO. “For too long business success has just been about growth and profit. We urgently need a shift in focus toward a business model which delivers a fairer share of wealth for people, within the means of the planet.”