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Greenerprinter Becomes First Commercial Printer to be Certified as a B Corp.

October 21, 2009
BERKELEY, CA—October 20, 2009—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.

About Greenerprinter

Greenerprinter, based in Berkeley CA, has been providing printing services for more than 20 years, with a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Greenerprinter offers sustainable printing and mailing services using recycled paper, soy- and vegetable-based inks, and 100% carbon offsets of emissions from operations and shipping. Greenerprinter specializes in printing business cards, marketing collateral, retail packaging, and banners for businesses of all sizes. Third-party certifications include Forest Stewardship Council certification, Bay Area Green Business Program certification, and Green America Seal of Approval. For more information visit www.greenerprinter.com.

About B Lab
B Lab, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, supports B Corporations by: certifying B Corporations who achieve a minimum score on the B Ratings System; disseminating a legal framework to institutionalize stakeholder interests within existing corporate law; promoting B Corporations through a unifying brand; and helping B Corporations access mission-aligned capital markets.
 

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