WILMINGTON, Del., July 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ranking in the top 5% worldwide of all Certified B Corps (public benefit corporations certified by B Lab), Agents and Corporations, Inc. (trading as “IncNow”) today earned the honor of 2022 “Best for the World” in the Governance category. IncNow (www.incnow.com) is the first incorporation and registered agent service company in the world to be a Certified B Corp and Delaware’s first Certified B Corp. This marks the third consecutive year IncNow has earned a top score in B Lab’s rigorous, independent certification of IncNow’s mission, ethics, accountability, and transparency, to win this honor. There are more than 5,000 Certified B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
“Giving back to our community and employees is in the heart beat of everything we do at IncNow,” remarked IncNow’s president, John Legaré Williams, Esq., “To that end, in 2018 we amended IncNow’s corporate charter to include its specific public benefit and promote a vibrant and healthy workplace utilizing funds not to exceed five percent (5%) of the IncNow’s annual gross profits,” Mr. Williams explained.
Examples of IncNow’s award winning employee governance, outside the office, include sponsoring employee sport teams and environmental initiatives and company group trips for all employees to destinations such as Iceland, Portugal, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
IncNow’s public benefits include supporting the environment, too. Examples of these contributions include its pro bono clean water advocacy at the local, state and national level; organizing projects to remediate river pollution; sponsorships and volunteering on watershed cleanup initiatives and conservation in dedicating nature preserves in Delaware through leadership with Delaware’s Natural Areas Advisory Council and Christina Conservancy. A list of IncNow’s community benefits is on its webpage: www.incnow.com/about-us
“Collectively these and numerous other contributions to our community, environment and employees helped us earn this distinction,” explained IncNow’s president, John L. Williams, Esq.
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies B Corps, which are for-profit companies that provide a public benefit over maximizing shareholder profit and meet B Lab’s rigorous certification for high social and environmental performance, ethics, accountability, and transparency.
“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. The B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service; it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like IncNow.”
About IncNow – www.incnow.com/about-us/
Agents and Corporations, Inc. (IncNow) is a family owned and attorney operated registered agent that has been fulfilling its mission of providing fast, easy and reliable incorporation services to business owners around the world for 48 years.
IncNow was founded by David N. Williams Esq. (trustwilliams.com/attorneys.asp#david-williams) in 1974, the same year he opened his law firm, The Williams Law Firm, P.A. IncNow began as the registered agent for the law firm’s clients. Realizing that few attorneys were familiar with incorporating a business in Delaware, Mr. Williams decided to offer IncNow’s services to everyone. In doing so, he gave public access to attorney quality documents at a filing service price.
In 2001, David Williams’ son, John L. Williams, Esq., (www.trustwilliams.com/attorneys.asp#john-williams) an attorney with expertise in LLCs, joined and expanded IncNow’s services by turning into an e-commerce business.
As President of IncNow, John L Williams, Esq. has led the company to amend its corporate charter to specifically include its public benefit in 2018, and become the first incorporation service in the world to be a certified B Corp and Delaware’s first B Corp.
To this day, IncNow makes it easy for entrepreneurs to incorporate and gives lawyers and accountants “signature ready” documents for their clients. IncNow remains an attorney-operated incorporation service that’s small enough to care and big enough to count on. They place their customer’s interests ahead of their own.
About B Lab: B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. To date, our community includes 400,000 workers in over 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.bcorporation.net.
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