Be a Force for Good

March 2020 | Words and photos by Klean Kanteen

This Month, we have been celebrating B Corp Month! Klean Kanteen is proud to be a Certified B Corporation since 2012. The “benefit” part of our mission is a big deal to us; B Corps are on a mission to make a positive impact in the world.

What is a B Corp?

For Klean, being a B Corp means putting our community and our planet first, through commitments like being Climate Neutral and making products that are ‘Built to Last’ and don’t pollute our planet.

With more than 3821 B Corps in 150 industries and 74 countries around the world, our collective values are already driving demand for eco-friendly goods, transparency, and corporate social responsibility.

For anyone who doesn’t know what B Corporation Certification means here’s a little breakdown:

  • Certified B Corps are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit.
  • B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
  • B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
  • It is a legal certification that businesses can choose, B Corps are obligated to prioritise people and planet at the same level as profits.
  • B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
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A Force for Good

To become B Corporation certified you must complete an assessment which measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance. Following the assessment, you’re given a score, to become certified you must score 80 or more on the assessment.

You can check companies scores here on the B Corp directory. You can see the breakdown of our scores across the five sectors measured in our B Impact Report.

Here are some ways we use our business as a force for good:

  • Klean Kanteen headquarters in Chico run off 100% renewable energy, 216 solar panels were installed in 2017 that offset 107% of energy use!
  • Klean packaging is kept to a minimum, our bottles only come with a small belly bend, to keep packaging and waste to a minimum.
  • We work hard to design durable, versatile, affordable products that replace mountains of single-use waste—and last a lifetime.
  • We support lots of charities and NGO’s as we believe our business needs to be a force for good. We are a member of the 1% for the Planet Scheme and we are proud to say we donate 1% of our annual gross sales to help charities and the environment.
Klean Kanteen is a Certified B Corporation

You can look for the B Corp logo on websites and product packaging when shopping, to know you’re helping to support this movement to use business as a force for good. You’ll be living your values through your purchases and choices.

Together we can make an impact with the choices we make. It’s about asking: Who will I choose to B?