CONTACT: Jessica Alderman, Envirofit International – (970) 372-2874 ext. 315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Brock, B the Change Media – (785) 832-1222 ext. 208 or email@example.com
September 8, 2016 – Fort Collins, CO USA
Today, Envirofit International was recognized for creating the most positive overall community impact by B the Change Media based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab.
Envirofit International is honored in the Best for Customers list, which includes businesses that earned a Customer score in the top 10 percent of more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and environment. The 134 winning companies in the Customer category come from 14 industries and 22 countries.
The Customer portion of the B Impact Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers by focusing on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit and if those products/services are targeted toward serving underserved populations. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on employees around the world.
“We’re honored to be recognized by B the Change as Best for Customers,” said Envirofit CEO Ron Bills. “Envirofit is a proud Certified B Corp., and serving our customers – people living in energy poverty around the world – has allowed us to make a meaningful difference in millions of lives.” Envirofit was founded with the vision to establish a sustainable global market for clean cookstoves, and was certified as a B Corp in 2014. “Our Impact is only possible with the direct involvement of customers throughout the design and production process. Our commitment to building relationships with the communities we serve has been essential to our success as a social enterprise,” said Bills.
Additional 2016 Best for Customers honorees include: Revolution Foods; Warby Parker; and AltSchool. “The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration,” said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company that publishes the quarterly B Magazine and host of the Best for the World event at the University of California, Berkeley, on September 8, 2016. Today there are more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations across over 120 industries and 42 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
Envirofit International is a social enterprise that innovates smart energy products that improve lives on a global scale. Using a market-based approach, Envirofit develops a global product line of smart clean cookstoves that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions. Serving over 5 million people in energy poverty, Envirofit’s smart stoves reduce climate change, create new jobs, and enable families to save money. For more information, visit www.envirofit.org
B the Change Media was formed as a partnership between B Lab, the community of B Corporations, and Bryan Welch, former CEO of Ogden Publications (B Corp since 2010). B the Change Media is a multiplatform media company whose mission is to build the world’s largest engaged audience of people with a passion for using business as a force for good. B the Change Media has editorial and operating independence and covers compelling stories about business as a force for good, not just stories about B Corporations. B the Change Media has independent investors and is a subsidiary of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that administers the Impact Assessment and aggregates the B Corporation community. B the Change Media is a Pending B Corporation. For more information, visit http://www.bthechange.com.
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. For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.