In 2014, O’Connells OBM became Brisbane’s first Certified B Corporation.
B Corps are a new type of company that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, who are redefining success in business. For us, success in business is about much more than numbers, it always has been. Business is a vehicle that can create a positive impact on the lives of those who are connected to it, and we believe that if a business can be run in such a way that allows employees to think, act and feel like business owners – powerful and positive things can happen. As such, we’re drawn to the B Corporation community given we share a similar view about what success in business looks like.
In September 2016, O’Connells OBM was recognised by B Corp for creating the most positive overall employee impact, with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list for the second year in a row.
The ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list honours businesses that earned a worker score in the top 10% of more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Honourees were recognised among micro, small, and mid-sized businesses around the globe.