Eileen Fisher has become the largest women's wear brand to gain B Corp certification, less than a year after setting its sights on 100% sustainability by 2020.

Joining more than 1,500 companies across 42 countries and 130 industries recognised as leaders in social and environmental standards, Eileen Fisher will also be the largest B Corp company in New York. 

B Corps voluntarily meet high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. As a B Corp, Eileen Fisher is committed to continue building partnerships with suppliers, customers and communities that will affect positive change in the global fashion industry.  

"Social change is a team sport and it's powerful to have iconic brands like Eileen Fisher, Patagonia and Ben & Jerry's working together to use B Corp as a platform for their collective leadership in striving toward industry-wide and systemic change," said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, the nonprofit organisation behind the B Corp movement. 

The move comes less than a year after the company set its sights on "100% sustainability" by 2020, pledging to scrutinise everything it does across the supply chain. 

Eileen Fisher aims for 100% sustainability by 2020