8TH & WALTON EARNS B CORP CERTIFICATION

Joins growing community of for-profit companies committed to using business as a force for good

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8TH & WALTON EARNS B CORP CERTIFICATION

Joins growing community of for-profit companies committed to using business as a force for good

Bentonville, Arkansas, December 1, 2022 – 8th & Walton, a leading education and advisory service provider for suppliers to Walmart, today announced that it has been certified as a B Corporation™.

Certified B Corp companies are deeply intertwined with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. They share the vision that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World®, and, as a result, society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. 

To become a Certified B Corporation, companies undergo a rigorous review of the impact of their operations and business model on their workers, customers, communities, and environment.

Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, 8th & Walton is in a unique location as an educator and advisor to Walmart suppliers. “We are down the block from the Walmart Home Office and so are uniquely positioned,” said Jeff Clapper, CEO. “We care deeply about making a positive social contribution, but we also recognize how critical it is to help suppliers reduce their environmental impact. We act locally and at the same time impact global suppliers of consumer goods. Our guidance has an exponential influence on things like packaging, supply chain, and transportation. We also strive to help people everywhere have better access to healthy, affordable food. 

“We still have a lot to learn; it’s a journey of continuous improvement. But being certified for our transparency, social responsibility, and accountability has inspired us even more. Our whole team is thrilled to be a B Corp company and have an impact on the social and environmental conscientiousness of our business community.”

Almost 5,000 businesses in 77 countries are certified B Corp companies; 2,000 are in the United States and Canada. 

8th & Walton is the second Arkansas company to become B Corp certified.

“8th & Walton has chosen to be a company that is ethically responsible to our community, our clients, and our colleagues,” Clapper continued. “A different kind of economy is possible. Business can balance profit and purpose. Business can be a force for good. Business can be purpose-driven and create benefits for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. That is what we pledge to be.”

Learn why 8th & Walton went through the rigorous B Corp certification process: 8th & Walton Podcast – B Corp With Jeff Clapper

This 3-minute video explains what a B Corp is.

 

About 8th & Walton

8th & Walton is a supplier development company that has helped hundreds of organizations in their efforts to be better suppliers to the world’s largest retailer. Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, it empowers its clients to achieve more through knowledge, solutions, resources, and connections. It delivers premium education, rich content, and expert facilitators. With over 300 years of combined Walmart and Walmart supplier experience, its best-in-class experts have made 8th & Walton the gold standard for supplier solutions. Clapper purchased 8th & Walton in 2014. www.8thandwalton.com 8th & Walton, 609 SW 8th St., Bentonville, AR 72712 (479)715-6700. 8th & Walton is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Walmart or its affiliates. All references to Walmart, as well as its affiliates, trademarks, and brands, are not intended to imply that 8th & Walton LLC is a Walmart vehicle for advertising or any other commercial purposes. ###