Vertaalbureau Perfect Becomes First LSP From the Netherlands to Gain B-Corp Status

vertaalbureau perfect gains b-corp status

Vertaalbureau Perfect is now a certified B Corporation. It is the first language service provider (LSP) from the Netherlands to be awarded B-Corp status.

According to the certification body’s website, “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.”

The certification body scores companies along five impact areas. Vertaalbureau Perfect ranked highest in the way it treats its employees, with Career Development and Financial Security (under Workers) garnering the best marks. The LSP also got high marks for Ethics & Transparency (under Governance) as well as Economic Impact (Community).

Prior to gaining a B-Corp certification, Vertaalbureau Perfect had already built a base of satisfied customers, with approval ratings consistently hovering just below 100% in an independent customer review portal. As of press time, Vertaalbureau Perfect is the translation agency with the most satisfied customers, posting an average rating of 9.3 out of 10 (97%) based on nearly 600 reviews.

Annually, Vertaalbureau Perfect translates material for more than 2,000 organizations worldwide across a range of specializations and languages. Moreover, the LSP continues to innovate; one successful example being the client portal Fairlingo, the “translation agency in the cloud.”

The company is also known for its excellent response rate to initial requests for information, promising a free quote inside four hours. Request a quote here.

How They Achieved High Rankings

Vertaalbureau Perfect relies on a seven-step approach to deliver the perfect translation to clients — which includes a unique, 30-day quality guarantee as the final step. (i.e., they will happily work with a client on any necessary changes within 30 days after delivery.)

Among the LSP’s customers is one of the most successful fashion and lifestyle retailers in Germany, with the highest-ranking online shop in the country (north of 70 million as at H1 2020). Aside from translating a magazine for the German retail magnate, Vertaalbureau Perfect also translated legal and other documents from Dutch into English.

Another customer is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. This electronics giant is currently present in 74 countries, and Vertaalbureau Perfect has delivered translations for a number of subsidiaries. Translated documents span HR to legal in multiple languages, including Italian, Greek, Polish, and German.

A 400-year-old Dutch brewery is another satisfied client. Translated materials include financial documents with lots of jargon as well as several blogs from Japanese and English into Dutch every month, following the brewer’s acquisition of a Japanese company.

The largest staffing company in the world (in 2019 revenue terms) is also a Vertaalbureau Perfect client. The Netherlands-based multinational human resource consulting firm called on the LSP to translate a range of documents, from general terms and conditions to confidential material into a number of languages (e.g., Russian into Dutch).

Read more about how Vertaalbureau Perfect achieved such high rankings in their clients’ own words.

Meaningful Business

Vertaalbureau Perfect (lit. “Perfect Translation Agency”) was founded in 2007 as a German translations specialist. Since then, it has expanded its language offering and built a reputation for the best price-to-quality ratio. That is, being ISO-9001 and ISO-17100 certified with a team of expert in-house translators and project managers, it is the most cost-efficient alternative in class. What’s more, rates are 100% transparent and projects can be invoiced upon completion.

The team at Vertaalbureau Perfect works hard to make globalization contribute positively. Part of their ethos is to strike a balance between well-being and prosperity. It is one of the fastest-growing, tech-based companies in the Netherlands and has made it to the Deloitte Fast 50 twice — even as the company believes in meaningful business and actively partners with a number of Dutch nonprofits to help with their international communications.

To know more about how Vertaalbureau Perfect can help you reach a wider global audience, click here.

Image: Some members of the Vertaalbureau Perfect team working out of company headquarters in Enschede, NL