The B Impact Assessment is tailored to the size, sector/industry and location of your company.  These 3 factors will influence the types of questions you see in each section of the assessment. See below for tips on choosing your Assessment Track:

  • Size: The “size” track driver represents the number of employees you have working for your company. If you are a sole proprietor or only have working owners, please select the size “0” as you do not have any employees.
    Please note that if you do have contractors who have worked more than 6 months at the company exclusively, these can count toward your # of employees and should be considered when determining size.

  • Location: The country of operations that you select will determine if you see a “Developed” or “Emerging” markets version of the assessment. If you are a virtual office, please select your location and continue filling out the assessment.

Sector/industry:Your sector influences the questions a company receives on the assessment. There are there are four different sectors that you can choose from:
  • Manufacturing: A company that manufactures >10% of its own products for sale or manufactures products for sale by another company or brand. (e.g. contract manufacturers, assembly lines, breweries, livestock producers).
  • Wholesale/Retail: A company that sells physical products and does not own or operate the manufacturing processes or facilities responsible for the creation of those physical good. (e.g. grocery stores, e-commerce retailers, consumer goods companies that do not manufacture own product, wholesalers of physical goods).
  • Services with Minor Environmental footprint: A company that earns revenue through the provision of non-physical services. Company does not sell a physical product or does not own/operate a retail, wholesale, or manufacturing facility. (e.g. law firms, marketing/communications agencies, software company).
  • Services with Major Environmental footprint: A company that works in a service industry with a material environmental footprint due to its facilities, supply chain, or the intensity of its operations in delivery of services., e.g. hotels, restaurants, landscaping companies, universities).
  • Agricultural Growers: A company that operates a farm, agroprocessing facility, or sources crops directly from farmer-growers for a majority of raw input materials. If the company is a livestock producer, please select 'Manufacturing'. (e.g. fruit or vegetable farms, farmers' markets, coffee plantations, coffee roasters).
  • If your company is an academic institution or financial institution, or in the real estate industry make sure that you select this for your profile to see your Assessment track as there are specific questions for these industries. Please contact our support team to see if your track is accurate.

Interested in learning more about the B Impact Assessment? Click here for more information on the different sections within the BIA. If you think that you have opted into the wrong track for your business, please reach out to our support team @