Clarke Hopkins Clarke (CHC) is the latest architectural practice in Australia to achieve B Corp certification, joining Melbourne’s Social Design + Architecture and Sydney’s Dunn & Hillam as the third Australian practice to sign up to the initiative.
B Corp certification represent an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world and generate a shared and durable prosperity for all.
Certified B Corporations have undertaken the B Impact Assessment, scored over 80, and have signed a term sheet that declares that they will consider all stakeholders.
The assessment explores a company’s governance, transparency, environmental and social impact. B Corps voluntarily hold themselves to a higher level of accountability in these areas.
CHC joins 142 Australian companies currently registered as B Corps, which includes the two smaller architecture firms previously mentioned and a number of sustainable design consultancies. Hive Construction in Melbourne, Good Environmental Choice Australia and architectural lighting company, Brightgreen are also B Corps.
CHC partner, Robert Goodliffe says his firm has joined an emerging group of companies using business as a force for good by meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability to have a positive impact.
There are currently more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations representing 130 industries from 50 countries across the world.