OA Legal is the first Swiss law firm to be awarded the B Corp certification for its corporate sustainability practices by the non-profit organization B Lab.
The B Corp certification is one of the most demanding in the world. To obtain certification, companies must meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legal responsibility, and transparency. And to keep it, the companies must be re-evaluated every three years. More specifically, companies must demonstrate that they consider the impact of their business decisions on their employees, customers, suppliers, the communities in which they operate, and the environment. And not just on their shareholders.
The B Corp certification is one of the most demanding in the world
OA Legal joins a growing community of 3,800 companies worldwide that are already B Corp certified, including Patagonia, The Guardian, and the Swiss companies Opaline and Lombard Odier. However, OA Legal is the first law firm to receive such a certification in Switzerland.
The recent focus on the legal sector makes OA Legal's B Corp certification a milestone and signals a move towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector. Abroad, firms that have received B Corp certification include Bates Wells in England, Barriston Law in Canada, and Frank Bold, which is present in several European countries.