How do you vote every day?

Posted 17 Mar 2020 by Melissa Summer

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If you’re in HR, filling open positions is one of the most important responsibilities you have. 

March is B CorpTM month here in the US, and this year we’re focusing on how we as individuals and we as collective individuals at corporations can make a difference by consciously using our spending power towards what we believe in. 

Want to learn more about the Vote Every Day campaign? Check out this 1-minute video.

By buying from, working for, and doing business with B Corps, you’re voting for what you believe in. 
And as a B Corp, we’re taking that same strategy and using it to make decisions around our own spending power as an organization. 

You probably already know that The Myers-Briggs Company employees get company-sponsored volunteer hours to use in our local communities. But did you know that we also partner and purchase from other B Corps?

Last year during ATD, we decided to purchase our branded giveaway items from two amazing B Corps. 

Our tumbler glasses came from the company Miir. Miir makes drinkware with a social mission – every purchase of Miir product sold helps fund trackable giving projects. To date, Miir has funded 61 projects in 21 countries and granted over $1.08M. Their water bottles and drinking products are made from stainless steel, which in itself lends to better reuse than plastic water bottles and paper coffee cups. 

In addition to Miir, another great organization we purchased from is Tony’s Chocolonely. 

Tony’s Chocolonely makes chocolate bars and other chocolate products in delicious flavors like caramel sea salt, milk chocolate, extra dark chocolate and coconut. And in addition to it tasting great, the company works to make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate.

The company started when a Dutch journalist read a shocking book about child slavery on cocoa farms in West Africa. West Africa is where 60% of the world’s cocoa comes from. Since then, Tony’s Chocolonely has been creating fair trade chocolate bars and leading by example on the fight against slavery in the cocoa industry. 

In addition to branded products, The Myers-Briggs Company has also taken steps to switch light bulbs in buildings to more energy efficient LED bulbs, buy recycled paper for use in office printers and recycled hand towels, toilet paper and tissue for restrooms. In the Sunnyvale, California office we also have a food scrap recycling program that works with a local pig farm. And in Oxford, our UK office has just finished their year-long engagement with charity partner, PACT.

PACT stands for Parents and Children Together – an adoption charity and family support provider. 
You can read the first-hand take from our Head of Global Customer Experience about the partnership here

We’re proud to be a B Corp. And as individuals, and as an organization, we’re trying to use our purchasing power to leave the planet a little better than we found it. We know there are still so many things we could do and have a long way to go to implement all the changes we want to, but it's also important to celebrate small changes along the way. 

Because all those little changes ripple out to a bigger impact.

And because leading through action is a keystone of good leadership. 

How are you voting every day in your office? 

 
 

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