Sustainable Business Certifications

World Centric maintains the following sustainable business and product certifications and memberships as well as allocating 25% of our profits to global grassroots organizations focused on alleviating poverty and combating climate change. Learn more about our giving program here.

Business Certifications and Memberships

B CorpB Corporation

B Corporations (or B Corps) are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Find our profile and scoring here.


One Percent1% For The Planet

1% For the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate 1% of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. Find our profile here.


Green BusinessCalifornia Green Business Network

The Green Business Network works with small to medium sized businesses to create a vibrant green economy. Find our profile here.


NMSDCNMSDC

The NMSDC advances business opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers. For World Centric's certification, click here.


Green AmericaGreen America Certified Business

Green America harnesses the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. For World Centric's certification, click here.



California Compost Coalition

The California Compost Coalition represents members and compost operators with a unified statewide voice on issues of safety, regulations, environmental planning, trade, and marketing.


Sustainable Packaging Coalition

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable.


US Composting Council

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit members, society, and the environment.



Product Certifications

World Centric maintains the following third-party product certifications. Our products meet ASTM standards for compostability and we stand by our commitment to the compostability of our products.


Note: World Centric is undergoing a transition away from BPI as our main certifying body. We will be utilizing TUV OK Compost Home and Industrial for our fiber products and are pursuing other third-party options as well. For more, read the FAQ's on Brandfolder.


USDAUSDA BioPreferred Program

These products have been independently certified to meet program standards for biobased content. For World Centric's certifications, click here.


FSCForest Stewardship Council®

The FSC certification ensures that forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources. Click here to view our certification.


TUVTÜV AUSTRIA OK Compost

This certification guarantees biodegradation in a backyard compost pile or a commercial facility. For World Centric's certificates, click here.


Compost Manufacturing Alliance

CMA conducts field disintegration testing for foodservice products. For World Centric CMA certifications, click here.


BPIBiodegradable Products Institute

BPI reviews and certifies compostable products that meet ASTM standards for compostability. For a list of World Centric product certifications, click here.

Read The Following Related Articles on Earth Matters

The following articles convey our opinions on third-party certifications and labeling of compostable products. As the articles attest, we have reservations about the outsize role that product labeling has been given and are convinced that it is only one of many ways that composters can reduce contamination in the compost stream.

The Limits of Labeling Compostable Products

Third-Party Certifications, Worth the Investment?

Effectiveness of Labeling Compostable Products

Product Certifications in Brandfolder

Click here for a list of third-party product certifications by product type.

More Reports & Test Results

Click here for a list of third-party reports and test results including Fair Labor Audits, Food Safety Audits, and Product Testing. To request a specific report, use our contact page.