For Immediate Release:
Contact: Ashon McCollin
Phone: 718-624-4900 ext.121
IceStone Honored as Best For Environment, Creating Most Positive Environmental Impact
June 12th, 2018: Brooklyn, NY
Today, IceStone was recognized for being among companies creating the most positive environmental impact based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld.
IceStone is honored in the Best For Environment list, which includes businesses that earned an Environment score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. Exceptional practices such as: having a water recycling system, day-lit factory, electric/hybrid forklifts, and a product that consists of 75% recycled glass, are why IceStone is honored for the Best For Environment list.
IceStone CEO Dal Lamagna described the origins of the B Corp movement: “The B Corp Movement was instigated back when Ben & Jerry had to sell what became a public company to the highest bidder irregardless of the buyer’s social intents. IceStone was one of the founding members of the B Corp movement, allowing Corporations to have a social mission besides operating just for the highest benefit of Shareholders. As Tweezerman, also a founding member, I was one of the investors who tried to take Ben & Jerry’s private.”
(“Can Tweezerman Save Cherry Garcia? https://on.wsj.com/2LKoIAN “)
The Environment portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance through its facilities, materials, emissions, and resource and energy use. The assessment also measures whether a company’s products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure or consult to solve environmental problems.