When is the best time to submit the B Impact Assessment?
The best time to submit the B Impact Assessment is within the 3 months of your recertification date. You can find your recertification date on your Dashboard when you log into the B Impact Assessment platform. Since the assessment is an annual reporting tool, please update the Assessment with the most recently completed fiscal year information.
When will I be reviewed?
Based on your assessment and its changes from the previous verification, you will be initially checked via our evaluation process. This may take 2-3 weeks. Once this is complete and we confirm your availability for review, reviews can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months.
Can you give me the name of the analyst who will be working on the assessment with me?
Once you complete evaluation, you will be given the name of the analyst working with you. In the meantime we recommend reaching out to the evaluation team you are working with or firstname.lastname@example.org for assessment specific questions.
I am new to the B Impact Assessment and certification process, can you assist?
We recommend using the Knowledge Base for learning how to navigate the assessment. Please see the Assessments tab for how the company's assessment was previously verified in the past by looking at the Rated assessments. Additionally, please see the Guide to Recertification attached below.
Can I get an extension [between 1-4 weeks] for submitting the assessment?
As stewards of the Standards, we want all B Corps to remain in good standing with their certification. As there are a series of criteria to remain in good standing, we want you to be best prepared for this and understand how to prepare for this. As all businesses are busy and with many priorities, we can still provide an extension of up to 4 weeks from your recertification date to submit the assessment. Look at our guide here to learn more about how to remain in good standing. If you need an extension to submit the assessment due to extenuating circumstances, we recommend reaching out and letting us know as soon as possible.
What happens after I submit the BIA?
You will be notified by the Standards team who will walk you through the evaluation process within 1-2 weeks of submitting your assessment.