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United By Blue® Named “Best for Community”
Philadelphia based B Corporation recognized for local impacts
Philadelphia, PA (April 15, 2015) — United By Blue is proud to be recognized as one of the top businesses nationally in advancing positive community impact. The honor, bestowed by the non-profit B Lab, recognizes businesses whose community impact scores rank them in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations in the Communities category. United By Blue’s commitment to environmental stewardship, centered around waterway cleanups, offers a prime example of how for-profit business can galvanize communities around cleaning up local rivers and oceans.
Upon founding United By Blue in 2010, company founders wanted to instill a permanent culture of stewardship around healing our waterways and oceans. By associating each product sold with the removal of one pound of trash from waterways, United By Blue unites this mission with business objectives. United By Blue does not write checks or accept donations; rather the company fulfills the pledge through company-organized and hosted cleanups. Since 2010, United By Blue has hosted 120 cleanups in 21 states, with more than 4,000 volunteers removing close to 250,000 pounds of trash.
As a B Corporation, United By Blue is a for profit business entity that meets rigorous standards of social and environmental responsibility, accountability, and transparency that is independently verified by the non-profit B Lab. More than just a designation, being a B Corp protects United By Blue’s mission by committing the company to ethical and sustainable objectives, regardless of changes in management, investors, or ownership.
“For us, it’s more than sales. It’s about engaging with a community that is progressive, aware and motivated by improving our society,” says United By Blue founder and CEO, Brian Linton.
To find a United By Blue cleanup near you:http://unitedbyblue.com/collections/cleanups
For more information on B Corporations:http://bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net/
About United By Blue
We believe in creative solutions, great coffee, thoughtful design, and finding adventure everyday. We also believe that every living creature is united by the blue of our world’s oceans and waterways, and we all share the responsibility to protect them. As a for-profit business we have the power to help heal our oceans. By associating each product sold with the removal of one pound of trash from waterways, we unite our beliefs with our business. We do not write checks. We do not accept donations. We fulfill our pledge through company-organized and hosted cleanups. United By Blue products can be found in more then 300 outlets nationally and our own brick and mortar coffee house & clothier locations in Philadelphia. For more information visit UnitedByBlue.com.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.