Here at Rivanna, we’re welcoming in the new year with a refreshed outlook and renewed dedication to our B Corporation community. Great momentum from the B Retreat and inspiration from our fellow Bs has encouraged us to make some positive changes to our products and the way we do business.
Our newest B Corp commitment is our first piece of news in 2013. We are pleased to announce that all of our products now carry the B Corporation logo. The Certified B Corp seal on the back of an award or plaque does more than just share our B status with clients and recipients of their awards. It is a symbol of the environmental and social commitment at the foundation of the design and manufacture of the awards, from start to finish. It also is a reminder that we’re in great company, and supported by an entire network of organizations that share our mission.
We’re also excited to report that we have begun working with fellow B Corp Inspire Commerce for our credit card processing services. In addition to providing a simple, user-friendly account management experience, Inspire Commerce is dedicated to improving our global community. Through the For Benefit Merchant Program, 10% of all revenue is donated to nonprofits chosen by their merchants. This means that every time you use your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express card for payment with us, you are helping support a worthy cause. Inspire Commerce also offsets 100% of their carbon inventory, orders primarily from local suppliers, and provides a positive and supportive work environment for their employees. We’re glad to give our business to an organization that shares our values and rewards our choice to be a B.
We’ve also been thrilled to see B Corps join our list of customers. Fellow B 3Degrees strives to reduce the effects of climate change by providing renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets. Organizations that reach renewable energy milestones are recognized for their achievement, and we were honored to provide custom awards for the accomplished recipients.
This is only the beginning! We can’t wait to continue sharing the steps we take to Be the Change this year.
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