Vermont Business Magazine Heritage Aviation Inc., a 100% Employee-Owned company and Certified B Corporation located at the Burlington International Airport has been recognized by B Corporation as one of the Best for the World™ B Corps of 2021 for their excellence in the “Workers” category. Heritage ranked in the top 5% of the Best for the World – “Workers” out of all B Corporations in the world in the 50 – 249 employee class. Heritage Aviation was also recognized for this award in 2019 after becoming a Certified B Corporation in 2018. In addition, Heritage Aviation has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work in Vermont” for 5 consecutive years (2017-2021).
“We are beyond happy and incredibly proud about being recognized as one of the Best for the World B Corps in 2021. As an employee-owned company, we value our employees and have worked hard to provide collaborative engagement, professional development, and outstanding benefits in addition to ownership of company shares. Heritage Aviation is dedicated to the health, happiness and growth of its workers.” Vicki Parrella Director, Human Resources.
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are more than 4,000 Certified B Corporations across 77 countries and 153 industries, unified by one common goal: transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
Best for the World is a special program for the B Corp community, and we’re thrilled to resume it after pausing the program in 2020 due to COVID-19,” says Juan Pablo Larenas, Executive Director of B Lab Global. “This year’s Best for the World companies are operating at the very top of their class, excelling in creating positive impact for their stakeholders, including their workers, communities, customers, and the environment. We’re proud of the community of stakeholder-driven businesses we’ve cultivated over the last 15 years; together we’re marching toward our collective vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet.”
This year 767 B Corps from 50 countries were named to the 2021 Best for the World lists. In the Workers category, Heritage Aviation was 1 of 28, in their size, named in the world. The 2021 Best for the World lists are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://bcorporation.net/.
About Heritage Aviation: Heritage Aviation is an employee-owned aviation services company that provides Maintenance, Avionics and Fixed Base Operations from Burlington International Airport. For over thirty years our Diamond Award winning FAA-certified repair station has provided the region with outstanding aircraft maintenance and avionics support. Our nationally recognized FBO division is famous for its customer service while offering 24/7 ground handling, fueling, deicing and related aviation support capabilities.
Heritage Aviation’s LEED Gold certified general aviation facility utilizes wind, solar, a green roof, and rainwater harvesting technologies as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.
About B Lab: B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. Our international network of organizations leads economic systems change to support our collective vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. We began in 2006 with the idea that a different kind of economy was not only possible, it was necessary – and that business could lead the way towards a new, stakeholder-driven model. We became known for certifying B Corporations, which are companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. But we do much more than that. We’re building the B Corp movement to change our economic system – and to do so, we must change the rules of the game. B Lab creates standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structure of capitalism. We mobilize the B Corp community towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges. By harnessing the power of business, B Lab positively impacts 153 industries in 77 countries, helping them balance profit with purpose. Together, we are shifting our economic system from profiting only the few to benefiting all, from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to regeneration, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence. For more information, visit https://bcorporation.net/(link is external).
Source: South Burlington, VT: Heritage Aviation