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Independently Owned

The business is majority owned (51%) and operated by the same person or group of people.

Sustainable Development Goals
Reduced inequalities
Proof Point Level
Product Business


  • Business ownership is defined as the ownership of 51% of shares
  • Operating a business is defined as holding executive positions and full decision-making authority
  • The business is not publicly traded or owned by a parent company

Publication Requirements

  • Name(s) of the owner(s)

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

Please provide evidence of business ownership for this Proof Point

  • Incorporation documents

  • National company registrar link (e.g. Companies House in the UK)

  • Shareholders' agreement

  • Lawyer/notary letter

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Lawyer/legal office

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