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Certified EO Mark

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Some of our members

WinCo Foods
Lifetouch
Butler/Till
Menke & Associates
Prairie Capital Advisors

Why Should Your Company Get Certified?

Employees
Increase Engagement

Help your employee-owners connect to employee ownership by leveraging our a national brand and join a larger movement

Dollar
Attract Customers

Consumers are 35% more likely to buy from a Certified EO company than a competing company that is not certified

Person
Recruit Top Talent

Job applicants are 29% more likely to apply to a Certified EO company than companies that are not certified

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Credibility

Much like Fair Trade and Organic certifications, third-party certification creates trust and consistency for employees, consumers, and partners

Benefits of Membership

Brand

  • Use the Certified EO mark in marketing, recruitment, and internal communications
  • Leverage the combined experience of our members to learn from the best

Best Practices

  • Leverage the combined experience of our members to learn from the best
  • Members-only webinars facilitate experience sharing

Toolkit

  • Messaging examples, sample language, communications templates, and more
  • Cutting-edge whitepapers keep you up-to-date on public opinion and trends

1–on–1s

  • Custom support to get you ramped-up and develop a plan tailored to your needs
  • If you need something we don’t have, we’ll build it for you

Testimonals

Certification Process

Our certification is rigorous yet efficient - it only takes five hours for a company to get certified.

1

Introduction

Get to know Certified EO and see if you’re a good fit for certification

2

Questionnaire

Tell us about your ownership program and organizational practices

3

Follow-ups

Discuss the information you provided and clear up any questions

4

Review

Receive certification decision and discuss implementation

Certification Standards

Ownership

Company must be at least 30% owned by an ownership program

Access

Reasonable access to the program must be open to all employees

Concentration

Ownership in the program cannot be too concentrated

Ready to get certified?

Company must be at least 30% employee-owned