Why it matters that Green Standards is a Certified B Corporation

As of October 2023, Green Standards is a Certified B Corporation. That means we have been verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Those words capture everything we’ve built over more than a decade. They’re what we aim to prove on every engagement with every client. There are plenty of businesses that pay lip service to the environment. There are also those that make unverified claims about charitable donations they can make on a client’s behalf. We follow through on our commitments on every single project — and this certification underlines that fact.

Over the past 12 months, B Lab’s team of analysts has performed a holistic review of our social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The results, as published on the B Lab website, prove that we exceed the high standards for social and environmental impact required for certification.

We’ve always known that our business model captures the social and environmental value in workplace change. As our growing list of clients can attest, it just makes sense.

We also know that, now more than ever, sustainability demands scrutiny. This B Corp Certification is a shining example of that scrutiny.

As a Certified B Corp, Green Standards is making a commitment to continuous improvement and collective action. We are beyond proud to lead a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.  

“Since our inception more than a decade ago, we have scaled a company that prioritizes planet and purpose,” said Trevor Langdon, Green Standards CEO and co-founder. “We are proud to join this network of companies around the world committed to taking actionable steps to drive social and environmental impact in the communities where we live and work.”

Typically, when companies undergo workplace change, 80% of furnishings are sent to landfill. This creates a 10 million-ton waste stream in the U.S. annually. Green Standards redistributes those items, prioritizing donations to nonprofits to extend each item’s lifecycle. Among the beneficiaries of Green Standards work are more than 1,000 schools around the world, many local chapters of Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, and Boys & Girls Clubs, arts organizations, food banks, shelters, libraries, and more.

Green Standards joins a network of 6,000 B Corps in 80 countries and 150 industries worldwide.

Certification Notice:

“Certified B Corporation” is a trademark licensed by B Lab, a private non-profit organization, to companies like ours that have successfully completed the B Impact Assessment (“BIA”) and therefore meet the requirements set by B Lab for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It is specified that B Lab is not a conformity assessment body as defined by Regulation (EU) No 765/2008, nor is it a national, European, or international standardization body as per Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012. The criteria of the BIA are distinct and independent from the harmonized standards resulting from ISO norms or other standardization bodies, and they are not ratified by national or European public institutions.

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