The annual benefit report should not pose undue obstacles for managers. In fact, many managers find the process a useful tool with which they can improve their impact and their business operations. In addition, producing an annual benefit report can be a press and marketing opportunity for companies. The annual benefit report required in most states is a self-assessment using a third-party standard conducted by the benefit corporation. There is no requirement to be certified or audited by this third party standard. B Lab’s B Impact Assessment is one of several standards that meets the requirements of the benefit corporation statute and is available for free. 

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