Since 2012, Bee’s Wrap has been committed to eliminating single-use plastics in homes by creating a healthier, more sustainable way to store our food. Today, we are over the moon to announce that we've been voted onto the B Corporation's Best For The World 2019 list among the top 10% of all B Corps protecting the environment!
Last week, B Corporations released their Best For The World 2019 list. Best For The World is a program that B Lab runs to celebrate the leading companies in each of the categories that are measured in the B Impact Assessment (Overall, Community, Environment, Workers, Governance, and Customers). Bee’s Wrap is an honoree on the Best For Environment list.
This year, more than 1,000 B Corps from 44 countries made the lists, including movement leaders like Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery.
To become an honoree on the Best For Environment list, our company scored in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corps on the Environment category of the B Impact Assessment! The Environment section evaluates our environmental performance through our facility, materials, emissions, and resource and energy use.
The assessment also measures whether our products are designed to solve an environmental issue — which, of course, they do! Bee's Wrap was created to not only reduce waste and prevent toxic plastic pollution, but also to promote the sustainable use of resources and land/wildlife conservation.
We are also deeply committed to educating our local and global communities on ways we can solve these environmental problems. We are proud to partner with organizations such as The Bee Cause Project, 1% for the Planet, 5 Gyres, and National Geographic to do this.
You may be asking... What is a B Corporation?
Certified B Corporations use business as a force for good, solving social and environmental problems in a way that’s good for people and the planet. Certified by the B Lab, an international nonprofit overseeing the network of B Corps, these companies must meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Today there are more than 2,700 B Corps in 67 countries.
B Corp Certification evaluates more than a product or service: It also looks at a company’s impact on workers, customers, community, and environment. B Corp Certification means a company is committed to: verified performance, as assessed by the independent B Lab; legal accountability, in the form of amended legal governing documents to require the balance of profit and purpose; and public transparency.
So... Now what?
We’re so honored to be a part of the Best For The World 2019 list. But that doesn’t mean our work here is done! We're working hard to continuously improve the way we do business: more proactive giving, more advocating for social and environmental justice, and partnering with important representatives, businesses, and people that share our desire to do good.
At Bee's Wrap, we work every day to create simple, sustainable solutions to challenge single-use consumption. We consider the impact of our footprint, putting the environment first in all our business practices. Please, join us in our journey of rejecting the throwaway, one kitchen at a time.
Check out the other awesome businesses that made the list here, including two other Vermont companies, Seventh Generation & SunCommon.