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B Corp Certification

Using Business as a Force for Good

Eco-Products officially became a certified B Corp in July 2016. If you’re not familiar with B Corp, think of it as a sustainability certification for businesses, similar to what organic certification is for milk, or what Fair Trade certification is for coffee. Companies who are certified B Corps have been verified by the non-profit organization B Lab to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. This puts Eco-Products alongside some of the most respected brands in sustainability such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Etsy – just to name a few. You can find out more about B Corp by checking out their website  here.. So what does this really mean for Eco-Products? It means that we have achieved a new level of third party verification for what we’ve been telling you all along – that Eco-Products is the genuine article: we practice what we preach, and “Green is all we do” is more than just a tagline. More importantly, it is reflective of our ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices. As those who have read our  annual sustainability reportreport know, this has been a certification standard we’ve measured ourselves against for years and our certification reflects our commitment to these standards going forward. Certified B Corp

Does this mean we are perfect? Absolutely not. Completing the B Corp assessment is a humbling exercise, and the review forces you to think about all of the ways in which a company can positively (or negatively) impact everything and everyone it comes into contact with from our suppliers, to our employees, to our customers and to our community. While any company can apply, only those who achieve a passing score can actually call themselves Certified, which is why the list of certified companies reads like a “who’s who” of brands long recognized for their commitments to corporate social responsibility. We’ve long stood by the adage “we measure what matters” – and the B Lab assessment is a great testament to that.

Over time you will notice the B Corp “B” showing up in places like our catalog, our website, our business cards, and maybe even a product or two. This is because we are extremely proud of this achievement, and want to do whatever we can to make sure people know about it. So please feel free to help us in that endeavor if you are so inclined by forwarding this message along to anyone you think might be interested.

In adding our company to the list of certified B Corps, we are standing among the growing ranks of businesses committed to ‘B the Change’ we wish to see in this world.