Certified B Corporations are internationally recognised as meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability and includes an evaluation of how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment and customers.
B Corp Certification doesn’t just prove where your company excels now—it commits businesses to long term sustainable positive stakeholder impact by building it into your company’s legal structure.
Becoming certified as a B Corp is a long process. It requires full disclosure across the entire business, including areas such as governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment – as well as an agreement to undergo verification every three years to maintain the highly coveted certification. The Totem Road ethos naturally lends itself to all of the qualities and standards that make a B Corp, so while the process included a lot of documentation, it was detailing things we already did – a claim we are very proud to make.
Since inception, Totem Road has been focused equally on people, profit and sustainability and as such, we didn’t need to change or rework anything to become certified. We saw it as an opportunity to contribute to an inclusive, more sustainable economy alongside other businesses committed to doing the same. B Corporations are leaders in the global movement of people using business as a force for good. There are over 2000 Certified B Corporation® from more than 130 industries in 50+ countries with 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business and we are very proud to be part of this movement.
Our B Corp accreditation takes into consideration our care for our workers both in Australia and in Vietnam where our designs are made.
We look after the communities who work for Totem Road in Vietnam, providing above standard wages and throughout Covid, continuing to do so. We also support communities on our doorstep, most recently, providing 20 brand new mattresses to the Northern Rivers following the floods in 2022.
We are committed to designing, transporting and packaging thoughtfully produced and low impact items. All of our pieces are handmade in Vietnam and we have complete visibility over our supply chain from start to finish.