BPI is a Certified B Corporation! So what does that mean?

Update: As of September 2021, we are no longer certified as a B Corporation. We were not able to achieve the minimum score with the new criteria since 2018. We will continue to improve our scores and reapply in the near future, and fully support the mission of B corporations.


Portland, Oregon, 2/3/2018 – Business Performance Improvement (BPI), a Lean and Six Sigma consulting firm focused on sustainability, has become a Certified B Corporation.

BPI joins the global community of Certified B Corporations (“B Corps”) with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations make a public, legally enshrined commitment to considering the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment.  This is collectively referred to as the triple bottom line.

About BPI

BPI is one of the few consulting B Corps that specialize in Lean and Six Sigma training and consulting. They help businesses and organizations achieve “triple bottom line” performance (profit, people and planet), with an emphasis on identifying and reducing environmental W.A.S.T.E. (water, air emissions, solid waste, toxins, and energy). They teach Lean and Six Sigma classes, facilitate workshops and events, perform statistical analysis, and mentor employees through improvement efforts. Learn more at

BPI was founded by Brion Hurley, who is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and has obtained numerous sustainability certifications.

“In order to help our customers achieve their sustainability and organizational goals, we needed to ‘walk the talk.’  Becoming a B Corp aligns with the values and structure that will make BPI and our clients successful in the long run. As BPI grows, I wanted these principles to be built into the organization from the beginning, ” says Hurley. The B Impact Report for BPI can be found on the B Lab website.

He also volunteers his time with Lean Portland as the Community Consultant Lead, managing and leading multiple nonprofit improvement projects. He is the author of the new book, “Lean Six Sigma for Good.” Prior to BPI, he spent 18 years at Rockwell Collins as a Lean Six Sigma consultant.

About Certified B Corporations

There are over 2,400 Certified B Corporations from more than 130 industries in 50+ countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, improving the quality of life in our communities through business. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders (e.g. workers, suppliers, community, customers and the environment). Learn more at


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