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. Currently over 2,100 companies across 50 countries and 130 industries are Certified B Corps. B Corporations are unlike traditional businesses because they:
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USDA Biobased Product labels indicate that a product has been independently certified to meet USDA BioPreferred program standards for biobased content. Biobased products are composed either partly or entirely of renewable plant materials. To learn more about the USDA BioPreferred Program, please visit www.biopreferred.gov. Please find a listing of our USDA Biobased materials below.
BPI is a third-party organization that reviews and certifies compostable products that meet ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868 conditions for compostability. To learn more about BPI, please visit www.bpiworld.com. For World Centric product certifications, click here.
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a not-for-profit association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia. The BPI certification program applies science-based testing to prove a material will compost in a municipal or commercial facility and leave no toxic or lingering plastic residues in the soil.
FSC certification is a market-based tool that supports responsible forest management worldwide. FSC certified forest products are verified from the forest of origin through the supply chain. The FSC label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources. Please find a listing of our FSC-certified paper products below.
World Centric® compostable bags are certified by TÜV AUSTRIA as suitable for home composting. TÜV's "OK Compost HOME" guarantees biodegradation in your backyard or garden compost heap. For World Centric's certificate, click here. Visit the TÜV AUSTRIA website to learn more.
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate 1% of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. Over 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. To date, the network has given away over $100 million to nonprofit organizations.
We actually give away more than this – 25% of our profits. The value of membership is for the nonprofits that we support. Every organization we donate to in the field of environmental sustainability is eligible to become a member of 1% for the Planet and connect with other member companies looking for wonderful organizations to support.
The Bay Area Green Business Program distinguishes small business that protect, preserve and sustain the environment. A partnership of environmental agencies and utilities assists, offers incentives, and verifies that participating businesses conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and shrink their carbon footprints.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc® (NMSDC®) is the global leader in advancing business opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers in the corporate supply chain.
Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Green businesses show leadership in their industry by embedding social responsibility into the DNA of their company. Green America certifies businesses that are: