Sustainability and Noteworthy Awards

B-Corporation Certified 
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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

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Today, Green Guru Gear and Ecologic Designs were recognized for creating the most positive overall environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for the Environment’ list. The ‘B Corp Best for the Environment’ list honors businesses that earned an environmental score in the top 10% of more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small, and mid-sized businesses around the globe.

The B Corp ‘Best for the Environment’ list sets the gold standard for high impact companies and demonstrates any type of company can use business as a force for good. It is part of the ‘Best for the World’ series, which has inspired the Best for NYC campaign, the first municipal public-private impact partnership in the world to support businesses to create more high quality jobs and improve the quality of life in local neighborhoods, all while strengthening their bottom-line.


Green Guru Gear and Ecologic Designs earned an environmental impact score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on workers, the community and the environment. That means every day, our fellow honorees and we help create a healthier planet by taking the lead in advancing renewable energy usage, reducing carbon footprints, and developing low-waste products.

As a B Corp, we’re leading a global movement to redefine success in business so one day all companies compete to be not only the best in the world, but best for the world. We join over 1,200 other companies committed to using business as a force for good. Check them all out at bcorporation.net.

Taking people and planet as seriously as our profits is at the heart of our company’s mission. That’s why we upcycle the highest percentage of usable raw materials from the waste stream, reducing our impact on the planet where ever possible. Green Guru Gear couldn’t do that without the support of people like you who believe in our mission—people who prove that doing good is good for business. Thank you helping us succeed where it truly matters. We are proud to be Best for the Environment.

Please check out our fellow honorees—along with those who are Best for the World, Best for Workers and Best for Communities,—and help us spread the word.

CRRA Winner

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.

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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

green colorado biz award logoEcologic 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.

Domestic Focus

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

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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.

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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.