On 9 September 2016, Thermaflex North West Europe, a company which develops and manufactures insulation and pre-insulated piping solutions for thermal energy distribution, was recognised for creating the most positive environmental impact by the international non-profit organisation, B Lab, on the annual ‘Best for the World’ nomination. This nomination honours businesses that belong to the top 10% of the 1800+ Certified B Corporations from 50 countries and 130 industries worldwide.
What is a B Corp?
B Corp is to business what Fair Trade is to coffee. Starting in 2006, the B Corp movement boards for-profit companies to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The B Corp vision entails that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world, leading to more shared and durable prosperity for society as a whole.
As part of the founding class of B Corp Europe, Thermaflex North West Europe was B certified in early 2015 for its social and environmental impact, accountability and transparency through the B Corp assessment, which evaluates how practices impact employees, customers, communities, and the environment. In its ambition to become a global B Corp, this year Thermaflex Central -and North East Europe were the next two regions to become B Corps.
Best for the World
The B Corp ‘Best for the World List’ sets the gold standard for high impact companies, assessing a total of 1,800 Certified B Corporations from over 130 industries in 50 countries, all unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
The Thermaflex Benefit Model
‘Minimise the waste of energy, maximise the use of renewables’ makes the vision of Thermaflex absolutely clear. In its markets, numerous developments underline that, such as its continuous improvements on energy performance, material health and recyclability of its solutions, sealed through Cradle to Cradle certifications. They also recently launched a reclaim programme to take back all residual insulation wastes and recycle them into the production process.
“The certification of our benefit model through the B Corp framework is not only a great honour and tribute to our efforts, but also provides guidance, focus and partnerships in achieving our dream of a sustainable future for generations to come” Gerrit-Jan, the company's CEO and key inspirator, proclaims.
Learn more about Thermaflex at www.thermaflex.com
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