Platform connecting neighbors to share their time and talent reaches global standard of business as a force for good
Rome / Amsterdam, 11 April 2017
Croqqer, a multi-country platform connecting neighbors to share their time and talent, is proud to announce that it is recertified as a B Corporation for another bi-annum!
This is a great achievement because the Croqqer Group obtained the Certification for all Countries where it operates: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland.
To become a Certified B Corporation, B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations, conducted a rigorous evaluation of Croqqer and determined the platform met the comprehensive performance standards to qualify for certification. The standards evaluate the company’s impact on employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment.
The certification also provides a way to measure the company’s contributions toward public benefit, which is now required of registered Benefit Corporations in Italy. Croqqer is one of the founding companies registered in Italy as a Benefit Corporation (or Società Benefit), a new legal form in Italy as of 2016 for companies that have a double purpose: profit and a social benefit.
“The vision of Croqqer is to advance a new paradigm of “work” that is more human, flexible, fun, accessible, and socially regenerative. Our mission is completely in line with that of the B Corp movement, and we are proud to join this community and contribute to the creation of social and economic value,” says Francesco Serventi of Croqqer Italy.
Croqqer joins the ranks of other social and environmental business leaders in the marketplace including over 2000 Certified B Corporations from over 130 industries in 50 countries, including Patagonia, Kickstarter and Fratelli Carli.
Info: Croqqer www.croqqer.com, www.croqqer.it
Facebook: Croqqer, Croqqer Italia
Twitter: @croqqer @croqqeritalia
Croqqer is a social enterprise and a fast-growing sharing economy platform, which aims become the leading social community providing local task services.
Croqqer’s mission is to connect people in their cities (neighbourhoods) to create economic and social value. In essence, Croqqer is a marketplace where people can share their time and talents in performing day-to-day tasks in and around their neighbourhood, either on a paid basis, as an exchange of services or on a voluntary basis.
Croqqer is more than just an online platform: it believes that only the right combination of technology, together with a level of humanity, can accelerate growth and build trust (Technology Connects and Humanity Unites).
Croqqer’s vision is to promote the dissemination of a new paradigm of work, which is more human, flexible, fluid, fun, accessible and socially regenerative, with the ultimate objective to improve everybody’s quality of life. Croqqer wants to promote social bonding, facilitating the connection and the interaction of people that live within the same area, to foster the growth of a new economy based on proximity exchanges, where people’s needs are met by their neighbours.
About B Corporations
Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
About Benefit Corporations
Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that pursue profitability alongside social and environmental goals. Benefit corporations are legally bound to generate social benefits through their activities, consider impact to multiple stakeholders in their decision making processes, objectively assess their social and environmental impacts and be transparent about their performance. The directors of Benefit Corporations are accountable to the social benefit goals of the corporation as defined by its articles of incorporation.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by:
– Building a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability;
– Promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last;
– Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact — and the impact of the businesses with whom they work — with as much rigor as their profits;
– Inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling story-telling by B the Change Media.
For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net, www.bimpactassessment.net, www.b-analytics.net and www.benefitcorp.net.