In the United States, a benefit corporation is a for-profit corporate entity, authorized by 30 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that includes a positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment in addition to profit as its legally defined goals.
The purpose of a benefit corporation is to create general public benefit, which is defined as a material positive impact on society and the environment. Buffalo Healthy Living is always committed to making decisions in terms of our impact on society and the environment. We measure our performance on the our social, environmental, and financial performance. Transparency provisions require that we publish annual benefit reports of our social and environmental performance using a comprehensive, credible, independent, and transparent third-party standard. There are 12 third-party standards that benefit corporations use as a rubric to measure its performance.
Buffalo Healthy Living is dedicated to improving the lives of Western New Yorkers through distributing evidence-based information and resources with a goal of helping people of all ages make better decisions to improve their health, fitness and nutrition. A significant goal in order to accomplish this, is to increase our distribution into all underserved areas, and we are working with organizations in various ways to accomplish this. If you are interested in helping us reach that goal, please contact us, and view a copy of our benefit report.
You will notice that our report is labeled “unverified.” Per the benefit corporation’s statute, we meet all benefit corporation guidelines by measuring our impact and self-reported information in self-reporting this information. We may pursue verification of our self-reporting when it becomes financially prudent for us to do so.