B Corp Best in Show
iBec Creative is a Benefit Corporation in Maine, and our documentation has been submitted for our official B Corp Certification.
While we’re awaiting review, we’re looking back. We started this process in February 2021, and we’ve learned a lot and have been inspired by many.
In this blog, we’ll share some B Corp brands we admire and B Corp website best practices you can benefit from today.
B Corp Stars
Here’s five B Corp websites that caught our eye. And more importantly, we’ll share why they did.
Arguably one of the most recognized B Corps in the world today, this brand walks the walk. You don’t need to hunt down a clear-cut “B Corp section” on this website. Their mission is clear at every touchpoint.
Their homepage sets the tone. Values, not products, are center stage:
We like their footer, too. It clearly and succinctly reaffirms why they earned their B Corp status:
Ben & Jerry’s
They use ice cream to change the world. We love this factual simplicity, and we admire this uncomplicated visual of their values:
Look at this drop-down:
It’s inspirational to put this much proof behind your mission. Every B Corp is fueled to make a positive footprint on the world, and this level of impact is aspirational.
At a quick glance, it’s clear what this company is all about – and how they use their B Corp status as a force for good.
We love the bold dedication of this company. Their sustainability home page is effective and visually compelling:
You immediately get their why in the headline. And their simple (and pretty!) side navigation walks users through the many facets of a B Corp in a cohesive way.
B Corp website best practices
With over 150+ years of combined industry experience across our team and over 500 websites launched, we’ve helped hundreds of brands thrive.
We’ve also been fully immersed in this B Corp process. Our Founder and CEO, Becky McKinnell, was part of an important panel discussion and she submitted a testimonial to the Maine Committee on Taxation, in support of LD 846 — An Act To Promote Benefit Corporations which passed.
Our iBec Creative team worked collectively together for the intense application process, and we (along with other talented people), launched the Maine Certified B Corp website: mainebcorps.com to showcase the amazing work B Corps are doing in our state, and to provide ongoing resources to local entrepreneurs.
Essentially, we’ve learned a lot in this past year! While we’ll continue to share best practices in future blogs, let’s start with some website tips.
Here are a few simple ways to make your B Corp status shine online:
- Amplify your mission in a big way: People should know what you stand for in a single click.
- Transform your strongest copy into your best visuals: Make your mission and values pop.
- Let numbers tell your story: If you’ve got impressive stats, show them off. Pair them with icons, make them a focal point, and utilize your proof points to encourage site engagement.
- Display the Certified B Corporation logo on your site: This has heavy weight in its earned status, so be sure to include it in your footer at the minimum.
- Include a visual call to action for people: How can they learn more about making a difference? Show them the way.
More to come…
Lots of companies are on the B Corp path and we’d love to support this important mission.
We’ll continue to share the best resources, thoughts, and tips here on our blog.
Tell us! What kind of B Corp guidance do you need right now? How can we help? Get in touch with our team!
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