Media release 14 April 2015
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Today, releasing its fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for the Environment’ list, the US-based B Lab recognised Australian carbon and energy management consultants, Pangolin Associates. B Lab is the non profit organisation behind the rapidly growing B Corporation movement, a global initiative focussed on using business as a force for good.
The Best for the Environment list honours organisations that earned an environmental score in the top 10% of more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries across 38 countries. B Lab bases its selection on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of a company’s impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Pangolin Associates is among a select group of small and mid-sized businesses honoured around the globe.
Pangolin’s Managing Director, Iain Smale, says, “We created the company five years ago to fill a gap in quality, highly regarded sustainability services that could be accessed, not just by large companies, but by any organisation wishing to reduce their footprint. Our executive team felt becoming a founding B Corporation well aligned with Pangolin’s own operating philosophy.”
The B Corp ‘Best for the Environment’ list sets a gold standard for high impact companies and demonstrates that any type of organisation can use business as a force for good. It is part of the ‘Best for the World’ series, which went on to inspire the ‘Best for NYC’ campaign. NYC is the first municipal public-private impact partnership in the world supporting businesses that create higher quality jobs and improvements to life in local neighbourhoods, all while strengthening the bottom line.
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Along with Pangolin Associates, other 2015 Best For the Environment honourees include Natura, a Brazilian personal care company and the largest Certified B Corporation; well-known cleaning product brands Method Products and Seventh Generation; and USA-based WasteZero, which has more than 800 towns and cities reducing municipal waste to landfill.
The 116 ‘Best for the Environment’ companies come from diverse industries, including manufacturing, software development, sewerage and agriculture. Pangolin is among 27% of honourees based outside of the USA. Non-US entities come from developed countries such as Australia, and emerging markets including Brazil, Kenya, and Colombia. See the full list of environment winners at: www.bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net.
Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab says, “Today’s honourees inspire all companies to compete not only to be best in the world, but best for the world. We hope many will take the first step by using the B Impact Assessment to measure and manage their impact with as much rigour as their profit.”
Each honoured company must be a Certified B Corp but any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at www.bimpactassessment.net.
For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.
About Pangolin Associates
Pangolin Associates Pty Ltd has offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. The consultancy works with businesses and governments across Australia helping to increase efficiencies and competitiveness whilst reducing carbon, energy and other environmental impacts.
Pangolin’s services include comprehensive greenhouse gas assessments (carbon footprints), energy efficiency audits, verification and assurance services, and carbon offsetting. Pangolin’s scientific team has comprehensive experience and the highest level of environmental accreditations. Auditors are registered with the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Regulator. Pangolin Associates is a founding Certified B Corporation.