The Site Review process is a deeper level of verification which helps B Lab to guarantee the credibility of our Certification by further ensuring the validity of a Certified B Corps’ assessment answers. This process has been established by the B Lab Standards Advisory Council, in accordance with best practices for credible certifications. Site Reviews may be conducted virtually (via web conference) or onsite (in-person) depending on the company size, location and other standards-related factors.
These are some general guidelines for preparing for either a Virtual or Onsite Review:
Ensure the B Corp legal requirement has been met.
Provide supporting documentation for a majority of your assessment answers. This could be 20-50 questions, and will be determined once your assessment has been submitted.
a. If selected for a Virtual Site Review: Participate in a virtual meeting/web conference with B Lab Standards Analysts (1.5 - 2.5 hrs) which includes:
- Site Review timeline
- discussion of assessment answers,
a virtual tour of offices/facilities,
15-20 minute interview with several employees.
If selected for an Onsite Review: Participate in an in-person meeting with B Lab Standards Analysts (~4 hrs) which includes:
i) discussion of assessment answers,
ii) reviewing documentation,
iii) tour of your offices/facilities,
iv) 15-20 minute interviews with several employees.
Learn more about the Site Review process in our FAQ