Assent Becomes First North American Software Company to Achieve Both B Corp Certification and “Advanced Status” with the United Nations Global Compact


OTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Assent Inc. (Assent), a leader in supply chain sustainability management, has achieved Certified B Corporation status. The company joins an elite group of global sustainability leaders certified by nonprofit B Lab for meeting stringent requirements for social and environmental performance and transparency.

Founded in 2010 with the goal of transforming how complex manufacturers manage compliance across supply chains, Assent works with companies, such as GE Appliances, to track sustainable supply chain practices down to the parts of parts.

Over the past five years, Assent has accelerated its own commitment and efforts to drive positive social and environmental impacts within the company and among the clients it serves.

In 2021, Assent launched a company-wide survey to identify additional ways to build a more inclusive, diverse workforce. As a result, the company incorporated social and environmental principles into formal training for new hires and existing employees to embed inclusivity within the organizational culture—a critical quality as Assent seeks to rapidly expand its team by 40 percent in 2022 Additionally, the survey highlighted. team members’ deep commitment to the purpose-driven work Assent does to help manufacturers make responsible products.

“This exciting milestone reflects our organization’s deep to embed sustainability commitment not only across our organization, but as part of how we drive positive impacts for our communities and the customers we serve,” said Andrew Waitman, CEO, Assent. “Achieving B Corp Certification is an important step on our journey as we improve our social and environmental performance and advance our efforts to help complex manufacturers build more sustainable, responsible supply chains.”

Assent is also one of only a handful of North American SaaS companies that holds “advanced status” with the United Nations Global Compact. The company is working with a broad range of stakeholders to hear diverse perspectives, including feedback from Assentees, shareholders, customers and supply chain partners, to inform its ongoing sustainability commitments and approach.

“As our clients continue to adapt to evolving sustainability and ESG standards and regulations, it is important for our organization to also elevate our approach to corporate sustainability,” said Sarah Carpenter, director, corporate responsibility, Assent. “This achievement reflects the progress we have made over the past five years and I’m excited to continue to advance our social and environmental sustainability performance as we help our customers do the same.”

Learn more about Assent’s ESG journey at https://www.assent.com/company/sustainability.

About B Corporations

Certified B Corporations 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. To date, there are more than 2,500 B Corps in 130 industries and 60 countries around the world.

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Their initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all.

About Assent Inc.

Assent is the supply chain sustainability management solution dedicated to helping complex manufacturers bring responsible products to the world. Because supply chains were never built with sustainability in mind, Assent goes deep: past the suppliers of parts, down to the parts of parts and beyond, to map the entire complex manufacturing genome. Shaped by regulatory experts, customers, and suppliers, Assent is the foundation for cross-enterprise sustainability. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Assent employs more than 900 puzzle solvers dedicated to customers across the globe. Assent reveals what’s hidden, validates what’s good, and helps eliminate unwanted surprises so the world’s forward-thinking complex manufacturing companies can become more sustainable businesses. Learn more about deep sustainability – from product compliance to ESG – at assent.com or join us at Assent Careers.

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