Greenerprinter Becomes First Commercial Printer to be Certified as a B Corp.
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.
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.
Certified B Corporations include Better World Telecom, Better World Books, Give Something Back, Good Capital, Guayaki, Method Products, Inc., New Leaf Paper, Numi Organic Tea, Seventh Generation, and Sustainable Industries. For more information visit http://www.bcorporation.net.