Digital solutions provider PortXchange Products B.V. has obtained a Certified B Corporation.
A Certified B Corporation (‘B Corp’) is a third-party accreditation that requires the company to take a critical look at the way it conducts its business, according to PortXchange.
A B Corp Certification takes into account the company’s impact on all stakeholders, including governance, workers, communities, the environment, and customers.
PortXchange chose to work towards the B Corp Certification as it aligns with the company’s mission to increase efficiency and reduce emissions from the shipping industry, with its solutions that enable Just-in-Time (JIT) sailing and port emissions reduction.
The B Corp certification recognises the initiatives PortXchange have implemented aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the shipping industry, while at the same time setting high standards in the way its business is being conducted.
These initiatives range from supporting its customers to monitor and reduce emissions on a port call and port-wide level, to diversity, and equality of the team.
Currently, over 200,000 organisations are using the B Impact Assessment to analyse their impact, and only 6,509 of them have successfully obtained B Corp status, according to PortXchange.
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“The rigorous certification and approval process supported us in designing the way we do business and required us to be very critical towards ourselves throughout the entire journey,” said Marian Maartense, HR Lead at PortXchange
Sjoerd de Jager, Managing Director at PortXchange, said: “With the B Corp Certification, we join a highly esteemed network of organizations that use business as a force for good and implement a more conscious decision-making process to improve their social and environmental performance.”
In July 2021, PortXchange launched a new automatic identification system (AIS) solution to help maritime stakeholders optimise operations through more reliable estimated time of arrivals (ETAs).