Lyda Law Firm Becomes Certified B-Corp: One of Few Law Firms to Achieve Socially Responsible Designation

“Think of it this way: USDA certifies organic foods, and Good Housekeeping puts its seal of approval on quality products, like washing machines and skillets. And since 2006, a nonprofit organization called B Lab has been certifying corporations it deems to be concerned about their communities and the environment.”  -  NPR

“Think of it this way: USDA certifies organic foods, and Good Housekeeping puts its seal of approval on quality products, like washing machines and skillets. And since 2006, a nonprofit organization called B Lab has been certifying corporations it deems to be concerned about their communities and the environment.” - NPR

Lyda Law Firm, now in its fourth year of operation, has become only the third Denver law firm to earn the prestigious B Corp designation. It is awarded to companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. B Corporations have one unifying goal – to redefine success in business. They inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of people using business as a force for good. There are over 2,200 Certified B Corporations from more than 130 industries in 50+ countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. It’s like LEED certification, but not just for a building. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., clients, workers, suppliers, community, and the environment).

To become a certified B Corporation, B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations, conducted a rigorous evaluation of Lyda Law Firm and determined that our practices met the comprehensive performance standards required to qualify for certification. The evaluation included a frank disclosure of information relating to Lyda Law Firm’s operations, hiring and promotion procedures, environmental management practices and governance. The performance standards B Corps  meet are comprehensive, transparent and verified. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders (e.g. clients, workers, suppliers, community, and the environment). 

Lyda Law Firm is committed to serving small businesses and moderate-income individuals in Colorado. We reduce overhead to increase efficiency to improve access to justice in our community. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation®. 

“What the corporation was to baby boomers the B Corp is to millennials: the place to work.” - Salon

“B Corporations are a way to transcend the contradictions between the ineffective parts of the social sector and myopic capitalism.” - New York Times

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