The Verification Report compiles a list of randomly-selected questions from a user’s Assessment that will require further documentation and verification for the company to move forward in the B Corp Certification process.
Materiality is determined by the question’s contribution to the company’s overall assessment score.
To navigate to the Verification Report go to the Certification Tab on the left side menu. You can also navigate here by clicking on the “Upload Operational Documents” under “Next Steps” on the Dashboard.
This will only be activated if an Assessment is in “Assessment Review” status as shown on the bottom right of the Dashboard.
Each question requiring documentation has:
A document upload icon on the top right corner that represents the state of the verification.
An Instructions section, which will open below the question, featuring specific information on how to validate that question response and template documentation. It will close once the document has been attached.
An Activity section where a user can communicate directly with their Standards Analyst.
To improve communication between your standards analyst and you, when you upload documents, please include notes about how each document verifies the response and detailed explanation on how the document verifies the answers in the comment area. Include page numbers for long or complex documents. For questions where your response changes, please add a comment to reflect what the updated answer should be.
For confidentiality and security reasons, access to documentation is limited only to B Lab staff essential to the verification process (e.g., Standards Analysts). Like all Assessment responses, uploaded documents are kept completely confidential.
Sample Verification Report
Verified question sample
Only the B Lab Review team is able to delete or remove documentation. Please reach out to the Standards team if you would like documentation removed.
Avoid using Chrome Incognito to upload documents. Avoid emailing documentation to analyst as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any tech issues that arise during your Assessment Review.
Visit this article to learn more about the type of documentation that best verifies answers