American pet product manufacturer joins global movement for social and environmental change
Submitted by: West Paw Design
Posted: Oct 31, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST
BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 31 /CSRwire/ - West Paw Design, the US manufacturer of high-quality dog and cat toys, beds and apparel, is proud to announce they have become a certified B Corporation. By becoming a B Corporation, or a B Corp, West Paw Design was certified by the nonprofit B Lab and had to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
West Paw Design is proud to be in the company of over 800 other certified B Corps who are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems including: Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Etsy and Seventh Generation.
What is a B Corp?
A B Corp is a company that must be certified by the nonprofit B Lab and meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world but to be best for the world. A B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Why Become A B Corp?
“We wanted to become a B Corp to be a part of a movement that encompasses all we are, not just a piece of it.” - Spencer Williams, Owner and President West Paw Design. Continues Williams, “Since we began manufacturing pet products in 1996, our company’s history and values have aligned with B Corps’ making it a natural fit. Being an active participant in the B Corp community allows us to learn and advance our goals while defining future successes. This will help us on our way to become a transformative global business leader that unleashes our people’s greatest talents to create amazing pet products.“
West Paw Design’s environmental stewardship and values that align with the B Corp philosophy are reflected in what they do every day:
For more information on B Corps and to see how West Paw Design fared in their evaluation by B Lab, please visit: www.bcorporation.net/community/west-paw-design.
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