In August 2013, we achieved “B Corporation” certification for our focus on sustainability, social responsibility and business performance. Certified B Corporations integrate the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit into their business organization and culture.
The founders of B Lab created a points-based certification system for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and businesses that aim to create and operate within a sustainable business framework. The movement includes industry leaders Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, GoLite, Numi Tea, New Belgium Brewing Company and now Ecologic Designs.
“As an enterprise that was founded on the triple bottom line principle and focuses on waste reduction in the form of upcycling, Ecologic Designs is extremely excited to be part of the B-Corp community. This group of certified and remarkable businesses can collectively create positive change and really define how businesses can operate more sustainably. We look forward to upholding and raising the standards for consumer products and business practices,” says our CEO Davidson Lewis.
B Corp 2015 Best For the Environment Award
We earned an A+ rating on Global Reporting Initiative's International Standards Registry. It took years of planning, material research, modeling, and design work for Ecologic Designs to win this award. Our manufacturing is localized and closed-loop, uncommon in today's global economy. We are committed to a new standard of best practices, a standard that begins to solve the enormous issues facing conventional manufacturing businesses today.
Colorado Environmental Leadership- Gold Leader
Since 2009, Ecologic Designs has been a Gold Leader in the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program. The program is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program, administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability. The program offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.
Global Reporting Initiative – A+ Report with Third Party Verification
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a leading organization in the sustainability field. GRI promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development. In 2008, we partnered with Valparaiso University and Symbiotic Engineering to verify the integrity of our sustainability practices. This was conducted under Corporate Register's MatchMaker Program and was a beta test for companies to participate in a reporting environment this rigorous.
Green America – Approved for People and Planet
Ecologic Designs has been a member of Green America (formerly Co-Op America) since 2007. Green America is a nonprofit membership organization based in the United States that promotes ethical consumerism. Green America's mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Colorado Biz Journal Green Award
Ecologic Designs and Green Guru Gear were 1 of 8 companies recognized as Green Champions in the Consumer Business Category. Ecologic Designs and Green Guru Gear was chosen as the standout leader.
People for Bikes
People for Bikes is a leading voice advocating for increasing bicycle awareness and ridership in the United States. Their influence within the bike industry has helped pave the way for political solutions to bicycle infrastructure problems and youth awareness toward the positive benefits of bicycle transportation. People for Bikes ability to represent the common voice and appeals of riders in the US has helped gain important awareness in Washington, D.C., where numerous programs have been funded on both federal and state levels to make bicycle transportation a priority for civic planners. Ultimately, their goal has always been to make bike riding better for everyone.
Ecologic Designs adamantly supports organizations like People for Bikes, whose work has undoubtedly had a positive impact on sustainability in the realm of transportation and recreation. For this reason Ecologic Designs donates a percentage of all sales to People for Bikes, and are outspoken advocates for the work they do.
Ecologic Designs manufactures all of its products in the USA. As demand continues to increase, we have established additional local and regional collection and manufacturing services around the country, continuing to minimize transportation and fuel impacts while maximizing local economic and environmental benefits. With an emphasis on "Made in the USA," we want to bring jobs back to the USA and help create greener jobs.
Walking the Talk
At our facility in Boulder, Colorado, we practice what we preach. We recycle a wide range of materials, compost on-site, use energy efficient lighting, and proactively manage our energy usage. Most employees commute by bicycle or use public transit. By applying these practices, we are able to significantly reduce our environmental impact as an organization.
Triple Bottom Line
We are not only interested in the bottom line, we are focused on the Triple Bottom Line where people, planet, and profit exist in a sustainable business model. Our products and services can help increase and reinforce your organization's Triple Bottom Line.