The first commercial organics recycling company in the nation to earn B Corp Certification.
Submitted by: Natural Organic Process Enterprises (NOPE)
Posted: Jun 22, 2014 – 07:19 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va., Jun. 22 /CSRwire/ - Natural Organic Process Enterprises (NOPE) has joined the ranks of the Certified B Corp. Community. Other B Corps include Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Patagonia Sportswear, and Etsy. B Corp certification is a rigorous third party assessment performed by the nonprofit organization B Lab. NOPE’s impact in regards to social & environmental issues were quantified and tallied with complete transparency by B Lab.
B Corps – the B stands for “benefit” – are a new kind of company that use the power of business to solve social and environmental issues. NOPE was created with the intent to partner with companies and institutions who support organics recycling as part of a comprehensive sustainability plan. They are the only commercial compost collection service in the nation to achieve B Corp status.
NOPE believes that the B Corporation movement aligns perfectly with their independent values and vision of how progressive businesses should participate in the future world economy. The concept of making money, while making the world a better place will become the new normal. Nope is very proud to be part of that movement.
NOPE’s mission is to make central and eastern Virginia more sustainable by providing the option for full service composting (aka organic recycling). Currently, they only provide service to commercial businesses, schools and hospitals, but are hopeful to pilot a residential collection program in the not too distant future.
One of the key components to their mission is educating the public and their community as to the multitude of environmental benefits which compost & composting can provide. Finally, they seek to "close the loop" of organic recycling by redistributing compost for education and use through their Compost Credit Program.