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Media Release

Our Community named among Best in World for Community

Our Community has been recognised as one of the best companies in the world for creating positive community impact at an awards ceremony in California, USA, today.

The organisation has been included in the Best for Community list, which identifies businesses that earned a Community score in the top 10% of more than 1800 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment.

The full B Impact Assessment measures a company's impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment, while the Community portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. It also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving, including whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, such as access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity and the arts.

Our Community is among 141 companies named Best in World in the Community category. Honourees come from 18 industries and 24 countries.

As well as honouring the Best for the World in Community, B the Change Media also released lists recognising B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for the Environment, Best for Customers and Best for Workers.

Our Community founder and Group Managing Director Denis Moriarty said he was honoured that the company's contribution to community had been recognised.

"We've worked very hard over the past 16 years to provide value to the community, to our partners and customers, to our own workforce, and to keep in mind our environmental sustainability obligations as well," he said.

"It's been a great run, but in truth we're just getting started. Watch this space."

B the Change Media says honourees scoring in the top 10% set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on communities around the world.

"The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration," said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, which is hosting the Best for the World event at the University of California, Berkeley on September 8, 2016.

Full details of the awards, including lists of honorees, are posted here, while the Best for Community list is here.

There are more than 1800 Certified B Corporations across over 120 industries and 42 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at bimpactassessment.net.

ENDS


Our Community provides advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.

Our partners in that work are not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises; government, philanthropic and corporate grantmakers; donors and volunteers; enlightened businesses; and other community builders.

A Certified B Corporation and multi-award-winning social enterprise, Our Community runs 10 enterprises, all focussed on providing value to Australia's social sector.

Visit www.ourcommunity.com.au


B the Change Media is a multiplatform media company whose mission is to build the world's largest engaged audience of people with a passion for using business as a force for good. Visit www.bthechange.com


B Lab is a not-for-profit organisation 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 society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.

Visit www.bcorporation.net.


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Denis Moriarty - Group Managing Director, Our Community
0417 184 744 | denism@ourcommunity.com.au

Kathy Richardson
0439 397 781 | kathyr@ourcommunity.com.au

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