What is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations® (B Corps™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. As of 2018, there are more than 2,500 B Corps in 130 industries and 60 countries around the world.
To learn more, the B Corp website is a great place to start.
GWI achieved B Corp certification in 2020 and became the first broadband carrier in the United States to do so.
GWI’s B Corp certification is a testament to who we are and what we believe in. Our company was founded on the belief that the internet is an essential right for all, and should be available to everyone, regardless of location or income status.
The 5 Ways We Measure Our Impact
Each corporate decision that GWI makes is done in consideration of the general interest of a wide-range of stakeholders, not just its shareholders or for profit. The way we conduct business has an overarching effect on many different parties and thus any potential outcomes must be taken into account prior to execution.
GWI’s longevity can be directly attributed to our employees. Our staff is the crux of our business and it is and always has been the Company’s promise to make sure our intelligent, creative, forward-thinking employees have all the tools they need to succeed and flourish.
Establishing and maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the communities we serve is large part of our mission. The better we understand a municipality and their needs, the faster we can help them achieve their goals, future sustainability, and growth.
We want our customers to have access to the best support and service and welcome all feedback, whether constructive or not. If we do not learn from our successes and failures, we will not grow as an organization. In an ever changing industry it is important to fulfill the varying needs of the consumer. If we cannot make our customers happy then we have not done our job.
Reliable, high-speed internet shrinks physical distance and allows for remote schooling, work, and telehealth which inevitably reduces CO2 emissions from travelling. GWI is also focused on making sure all of our facilities will run on 100% renewable energy in the future, reducing our overall carbon footprint.