Greenerprinter is certified as a B Corporation
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Berkeley, CA – B Lab has certified Greenerprinter as the first commercial printer to become a B Corporation. With the certification, Greenerprinter joins a growing network of businesses dedicated to setting a new standard for social and environmental performance.
B Corporations (the "B" stands for "beneficial") are a new type of corporation that use the power of business to address social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporations meet transparent and comprehensive standards of social and environmental performance and legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests. In addition, by uniting together as B Corporations, they amplify the voice of sustainable business and for-profit social enterprise.
Greenerprinter is a high-quality commercial printer that offers sustainable printing and mailing services, using recycled paper and soy- and vegetable-based inks. As a certified green business, Greenerprinter is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of printing and goes through third-party audits of its energy usage, water conservation, and other areas.
"Greenerprinter is committed to printing and to sustainability, and the B Corp certification is one way to further our commitment," said Greenerprinter CEO Mario Assadi. "We are proud to be part of a growing community of businesses that make sustainability a priority."
The B Corp certification represents one of the highest standards for responsible businesses. An important part of the B Corp certification is that the social and environmental performance standards are comprehensive and transparent. There are currently over 200 certified B Corporations nationwide from over 30 industries, representing $1 billion in collective revenues and $6.5 billion in capital under management.