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Klean Kanteen, an industry leader at providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, recently completed requirements including an in-depth assessment process to become a certified Benefit Corporation. Certified B Corporations are progressive businesses focused on, above all else, solving social and environmental problems. The comprehensive assessment through B Lab, a nonprofit organization that certifies B Corps, vets all aspects of company structure from human resources and codes of conduct for the supply chain, to sustainability efforts. Klean Kanteen’s mission lives true in the definition of a B Corp and the company is proud to be part of this growing and cutting-edge movement.
â€œEverything from our global production process and our fair labor and environmental standards, to our company structure and shared individual responsibility both inside and outside of the office is grounded in the same fundamental values from which B Corp was conceptualizedâ€, says Danielle Cresswell, Director of Sustainability at Klean Kanteen.
Klean Kanteen products are not just a feel good choice, they are progressive, functional designs that perform a task much better than the paper, plastic and aluminum options. Not all alternatives to single use products are created equalâ€” it is paramount to the Klean Kanteen mission to offer only Responsible Solutions that are designed with health, safety and sustainability front of mind.
â€œWorking to earn a spot within the emergent B Corp community is not simply a badge of honor for our company,â€ stated Scott McGuire, Director of Sales and Marketing, â€œbut the assessment process became a systematic way for us to enhance our already established processes and procedures while also setting a foundational structure for intentional growth in the future.â€
As an industry leader, it is Klean Kanteen’s hope that stricter standards on corporate transparency as well as the growing demand for safe, healthy alternatives to plastic will help drive the industry forward. Growing consumer awareness for the hazards of everyday toxins will lead to the identification of greener chemistry and a broader range of safe, sustainable alternatives for all single-use products.
About Klean Kanteen
Ever since Klean Kanteen’s inception in 2004, well prior to the creation of B-Corp legistlation, the driving mission and motivation of the company has always been to provide sustainable products alongside in-depth information, together enabling consumers to make healthier and more sustainable choices). With this approach Klean Kanteen has grown over the past five years from a tiny, upstart company to a leader in the stainless beverage bottle industry. In addition to including environmental and fair labor consciousness in their business practices, Klean Kanteen partners with local, national, and international organizations to support efforts toward health, clean drinking water, and protecting the environment. In 2008, Klean Kanteen became a member of 1% for the Planet, committing to donation of at least 1% of our annual sales to non-profits working to protect and promote the wellness of this one great Earth. Every time you refill your Klean Kanteen, you’re making a positive choice for your own health and for the health of our planet. For more information, please visit www.kleankanteen.com.