Kindness Certified Companies

Kindness Certified Companies (KCC) are good to their people, community, planet and world.

Expanding upon our successful Great Kindness Challenge — and in partnership with The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce — we recognize upstanding companies and provide meaningful opportunities to elevate their commitment to kindness.

Together – with our families, schools, businesses and nonprofit partners – we bring our community together and propel the kindness movement forward.

Become a Kindness Certified Company
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Embraces diversity, inclusion and equity

Communicates with respect and kind words

Celebrates and honors one another

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Makes an annual donation of any amount to a nonprofit serving our local community

Volunteers for at least one community service project annually

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Makes environmentally-conscious decisions

Takes earth-friendly actions

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Creates a kinder and more compassionate world!

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Why Become a Kindness Certified Company?

  • Associate your company with higher values and ideals
  • Reinforce your positive branding
  • Improve organizational culture
  • Build relationships and connect with like-minded companies
  • Increase exposure by being featured on the Kids for Peace and Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce websites
  • Attract talent – Who wouldn’t want to work for a Kindness Certified Company?!
  • Gain access to meaningful employee volunteer opportunities
  • Accelerate the kindness movement that started in Carlsbad, CA
  • Receive a Kindness Certified Company seal & certificate to share far and wide

As a Kindness Certified Company, you agree to the following values and aspirations:

Be Good To Your People

  • Embrace diversity, inclusion and equity
  • Communicate with respect and kind words
  • Celebrate and honor one another

Support Our Community

  • Make an annual donation of any amount to a nonprofit serving Carlsbad
  • Volunteer for at least one community service project annually

Be Kind To Our Planet

  • Make environmentally-conscious decisions
  • Take earth-friendly actions

Create A Better World

  • Do your part to create a kinder and more compassionate world

In return, Kids for Peace & Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will provide the following benefits!

Kids for Peace will:
  • Feature all participating companies on Kids for Peace website
  • Provide bite-size tips and helpful ideas on how to put the Kindness Certified Company values into action
  • Provide annual community service calendar and ideas to promote volunteerism and giving back
  • Provide a business-focused kindness checklist to be part of the annual Great Kindness Challenge
  • Provide a Kindness Certified Company seal & certificate to share (hardcopy & electronic)
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will:
  • Feature Kindness Certified Companies on a new dedicated page on the CCC’s website
  • Recognize as Kindness Certified in the printed Business Resource Guide (sign up by July 10th to be featured in the 2022 edition!)
  • Recognize companies as Kindness Certified in the online Business Directory
Become a Kindness Certified Company

NEW! Kind Company Inspiration Award

New CBAD Award To Recognize Kindness Certified Company Leaders 

As part of the joint vision of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and Kids for Peace to help create kinder businesses, the prestigious CBAD Awards will now include a new award, the Kind Company Inspiration Award. The award serves as a recognition and celebration of companies that uphold the Kindness Certified Company values with the goal of having a positive impact on their employees, community, environment and world.

Eligibility

All officially registered Kindness Certified Companies will be considered as nominees for the Kind Company Inspiration Award.

The nomination process

The nomination process is based exclusively on the submission of the annual Kindness Certified Company Survey. Please complete the survey by April 6th, 2022 to be considered for the award. (If you already submitted the survey, please create a new submission to provide additional details).

Recipient selection

The Kids for Peace Team will review all nominations and select 3 finalists. A newly formed independent Awards Committee (separate from the CBAD Awards Committee) will select one recipient annually for the Kind Company Inspiration Award based exclusively on the information provided in each Kindness Certified Company Survey.

Acknowledging award recipients

The recipient of the Kind Company Inspiration Award will be announced privately prior to the CBAD awards ceremony and will need to be present in person at the CBAD awards luncheon on May 20th, 2022 to be honored. The winner will agree to be featured in the Kind Company Inspiration Award video to be premiered at the CBAD awards. The winner will receive a Kind Company Inspiration Award plaque and will also have its company name added to a perpetual Kind Company Inspiration Award plaque displayed at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

Kindness Certified Companies

Nonprofit Partner Organizations

We invite 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving our local community to become our Kindness Certified Company Nonprofit Partners.

Become a KCC Nonprofit Partner

If you are over-the-top committed to spreading KINDNESS and would like to help inspire other companies to join The Kindness Certified Companies program, the Ambassador program is for you!
Become a Kindness Certified Company Ambassador

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