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ProductDock AG secures B Corp™ Certified

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B Corp™ certification has been secured by codecentric AG and ProductDock AG, marking them as part of a global community of businesses that meet high social and environmental impact standards. This achievement reflects our companies’ dedication to incorporating social and environmental responsibility into their business operations.

About B Corp certification

B Corp™ Certification is a testament to a company’s commitment to an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. It goes beyond traditional certifications by measuring a company’s social and environmental impact, including employee benefits, charitable giving, supply chain practices, and input materials. Companies must demonstrate high social and environmental performance to achieve certification, legally commit to accountability and exhibit transparency.

B Corp certification is not a one-time achievement but an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, requiring recertification every three years. The holistic nature of the certification process ensures that B Corp prioritizes long-term resiliency and makes a lasting positive impact on the world.

Productdock AG secures B Corp Certified certification

A new chapter in social responsibility

While the manufacturing industry traditionally takes center stage in sustainability and climate protection discussions, codecentric AG and ProductDock AG recognize social responsibility despite operating in the consulting sector. This certification aligns with our ongoing initiatives, such as climate protection, diversity, and pro bono projects. It showcases our dedication to making a positive impact beyond immediate business functions.

Choosing B Corp over other approaches

In our pursuit of certification, we explored various sustainability approaches but ultimately chose B Corp. The decision was influenced by B Corp’s inclusive consideration of all stakeholders, alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and its comprehensive framework for implementation and measurement.

Navigating the certification process

The assessment process posed unique challenges for a company that doesn’t produce physical goods. However, the B Corp framework provided structure and professionalized our existing activities. The B Impact score acts as a comprehensive mirror, compelling us to evaluate our practices critically.

“It is an honor to join the B Corp community with other companies whose goal is to promote a healthier society and a healthier planet through better self-care. Joining a network of like-minded organizations will have a collective impact on responsibility for our health and our planet,” said Richard von Knop, member of the Board of Directors of ProductDock AG and Leader of the integration of this commitment into every aspect of ProductDock’s business operations.

A proud achievement and ongoing commitment

Expanding sustainability in Germany’s IT sector with B Corp certification, we highlight the importance of balancing shareholder value with the interests of the environment, society, and employees. We stress the significance of integrating these considerations into our business strategy, anchoring our commitment to holistic sustainability. codecentric AG and ProductDock AG embark on their B Corp journey. We join a global movement of businesses dedicated to creating positive change, building trust, and contributing to a more sustainable and responsible future.

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