Earth Foundries, Inc. Is Now a Certified B Corporation

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Earth Foundries, Inc. Is Now a Certified B Corporation

Saratoga, California, June 20th, 2024– Earth Foundries, a certified woman-owned business with a mission to end California’s catastrophic wildfire threat and address global warming, proudly announces that our company is now B Corp Certified. This prestigious certification recognizes our commitment to meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

“We are incredibly proud to join the ranks of Certified B Corporations,” said Dede Smullen, Chairwoman of Earth Foundries. “When we founded Earth Foundries in 2021, we purposefully incorporated as a benefit corporation because it was important to us that we codify our company’s mission into our for-profit company’s DNA.  This certification is a testament to our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the world. It’s a crucial milestone that validates our efforts and encourages us to continue striving for excellence in all aspects of our business.”

Why Becoming a Benefit Corporation is Important

Benefit Corporation certification is more than just a mark of distinction; it is a reflection of our dedication to creating a positive impact on society and the environment. B Corps optimize for purpose and profit. They are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a significant step for Earth Foundries, as it aligns with our mission to drive business as a force for good to end California’s catastrophic wildfire threat.

Commitment to Higher Standards

Achieving B Corp certification is no small feat. It requires rigorous verification by B Lab, a non-profit organization that certifies B Corporations. The certification process evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To receive certification, companies must score a minimum of 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive evaluation tool.

What This Means for Earth Foundries

As a B Corp, Earth Foundries is part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. It underscores our commitment to using business as a force for good and reflects our dedication to sustainability, ethical practices, and social responsibility.

About Earth Foundries

Earth Foundries is a certified woman-owned and certified B corporation.  Our mission is to help end California’s catastrophic wildfire threat by reducing the cost and carbon footprint of landscape scale forest health and vegetation management projects.  Earth Foundries is processing unmerchantable forest material from hazardous fuels reduction projects into biochar on site and at scale with our Slash AttackTM service.  Find out more about Earth Foundries at https://www.earthfoundriesinc.com.

About B Corporations

Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 8,700 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. For more information, visit www.bcorporation.netwww.bimpactassessment.netwww.b-analystics.net and www.benefitcorp.net

Contact Information:

Roger Smullen, CEO

Earth Foundries, Inc.

(669) 842-3226

roger.smullen@earthfoundriesinc.com

www.earthfoundriesinc.com

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