Recyclops Achieves B-Corp Certification: A Milestone in Sustainability Leadership
We are thrilled to announce that Recyclops, Inc. has officially achieved B-Corp certification, solidifying our commitment to social and environmental responsibility. This achievement underscores our dedication to not only driving business success but also creating a positive impact on the planet and the communities we serve.
What is B-Corp Certification?
B Corps, or Benefit Corporations, are businesses that go through an extensive process to evaluate and exceed rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This certification goes beyond traditional business metrics by considering the company’s impact on its employees, customers, community, and the environment. It’s an affirmation of our commitment to go above and beyond to balance purpose and profit, working to benefit all stakeholders, from employees and customers to the environment and society at large.
Our Journey to B-Corp Certification
The road to becoming a B-Corp was not only about meeting specific criteria but also about aligning our core values with our business practices. Throughout this transformative journey, we’ve taken substantial steps to enhance our sustainability efforts, employee well-being, community engagement, and more. We firmly believe that business can be a force for good, and this certification is a testament to our ongoing commitment.
1. Sustainable Operations: We’ve made significant strides in reducing our carbon footprint, minimizing waste, and adopting eco-friendly practices across our operations.
Our method of using pickup trucks/trailers/large SUVs and bagging the recyclable material allows for 7x less emissions than conventional waste collection trucks and cuts down on recycling cross contamination. Once the items are debagged, we ship them back where possible for the bags to be recycled as well.
Recyclops is the best company I have worked for. The remote work environment means that I can be at home and raise my kids which is near and dear to my heart as a mom. Everyone that I work with is extremely kind, understanding, supportive, and transparent in their day-to-day tasks. I found a stronger passion in sustainability and caring for our beautiful planet after working with Recyclops as well. I get to do what I enjoy doing everyday, and I get to do it working with amazing people.
– Gabriella Granger, Operations Specialist
Recyclops has reached a trifecta for me that I haven’t seen elsewhere. There are amazing people, working on an incredible and worthwhile purpose, with awesome opportunity for personal growth. The real test of values comes when times are tough, and I’ve seen my peers and the leadership team stick to our values even when inconvenient or difficult. Those that come to work here are often attracted by our mission, but stay because of the great people and opportunity they see. I’m grateful for my chance to be apart of it.
–Spencer Olsen, VP Engineering
Working for Recyclops is extremely rewarding. As an employee for the past two and a half years, I’m proud of the impact we make everyday. Becoming a certified B Corps is just confirming what I’ve always known– Recyclops is an incredible company!
–Brigette Black, Program Manager
3. Community Engagement: We are deeply rooted in the communities we operate in. Through various initiatives, we’ve contributed to local development, education, and social well-being.
Terrance, Franchise Owner of Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin Counties in Texas, giving a presentation on the recycling industry and Recyclops’ impact at a local library.
4. Transparency and Accountability: We believe in being transparent about our practices. Our B-Corp certification reflects our commitment to accountability and openness in all aspects of our operations.
What This Means for You
As a conscious consumer or partner, you can rest assured that Recyclops is not only dedicated to providing top-notch recycling solutions but also striving to make a positive impact on the world around us. Your association with us reflects your commitment to a sustainable future.
While achieving B-Corp certification is a monumental milestone, it’s just the beginning of our journey. We are continually exploring innovative ways to improve our social and environmental performance, setting new benchmarks for ourselves and the industry.
Thank you for your unwavering support as we embark on this mission to drive positive change through responsible business practices. Together, we can shape a better world for generations to come.
Stay connected with us as we share more updates about our sustainability journey and the meaningful impact we’re making. Together, we’re redefining success in business!
For more information and to stay updated, visit https://ask.recyclops.com/ and follow us on Facebook (Recyclops) and Instagram (@recyclopsco).
Let’s build a better future, one recycled idea at a time! ♻️🌏🌱