SSF becomes first California accounting firm to attain B Corp status
Pleasanton, Calif., May 23, 2018 – Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based CPA and business-consulting firm, is proud to announce it has become the first accounting firm in California to achieve B Corp certification.
This designation places SSF among a vetted group of companies committed to being a force for good and creating value for society beyond profit alone. To become certified, companies must undergo and pass a rigorous assessment by B Lab that evaluates their mission, employment practices, governance structure, social impact and environmental stewardship.
The certification meets a growing consumer demand as more Americans look to companies to support social and environmental issues in some capacity. More than 2,100 companies across 50 countries and 130 industries are B Corp certified, including Etsy, Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia.
Called “the highest standard for socially responsible business” by Inc. magazine, B Corp certification recognizes companies who voluntarily meet standards of transparency, accountability and social impact.
“Sensiba San Filippo exists to help people. We use our professional and personal skills to improve the lives of our families, our communities, our clients and our colleagues,” said John Sensiba, Managing Partner of Sensiba San Filippo LLP. “Through our service to others, our commitment to integrity, stewardship of the environment and kindness, we intend to better the lives of those we touch directly. Indirectly, we strive to be a positive force in the global community. The B Corp certification helps us better assess how our core values are aligned with our daily operations and where to improve.”
To view SSF’s B Impact Assessment and profile, click here.
About Sensiba San Filippo
With over 40 years of experience, and as the first accounting firm in California certified as a B Corporation, Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF) provides clients with comprehensive assurance, tax, and consulting services while using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges. SSF ranks among the region’s top 20 public accounting firms and utilizes regional and global expertise to serve clients across a variety of industries. As a member of Morison KSi, SSF is a part of an international association of affiliated accounting firms that supports clients’ global business needs in over 80 countries. Through service to others, a commitment to integrity, stewardship of the environment and kindness, SSF strives to improve the lives of clients and the global community. Headquartered in Pleasanton, SSF has offices in San Mateo, San Jose, Morgan Hill, San Francisco and Fresno. For more information, visit www.ssfllp.com.
About B Corporations
Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) Building a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability; 2) Promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last; 3) Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact — and the impact of the businesses with whom they work — with as much rigor as their profits; 4) Inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling story-telling by B the Change Media. For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net, www.bimpactassessment.net, www.b-analytics.net and www.benefitcorp.net.
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