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Certified B Corp World Centric One of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs
Bloomberg Businessweek recognizes sustainable Silicon Valley certified B Corporation, World Centric, for its commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
World Centric, uses agricultural waste byproducts to make products, donates 25% of its profits to nonprofit grassroots organizations focused on social or environmental change, offsets all carbon emissions from raw materials to delivery and offers discounts to schools and nonprofits. They also provide compostable school trays at cost to any school or organization wishing to reduce their consumption of traditional plastics and Styrofoam(tm)
“We believe businesses can play an integral and critical role in providing solutions to today's critical issues, and are proud to be acknowledged as one of the top social enterprises in 2011” said Aseem Das, CEO and Founder of World Centric.
World Centric is also a certified B Corporation. To earn certification, B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. B Corporations are companies which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. A total of nine Certified B Corporations have been named by Bloomberg’s Businessweek as ‘America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs’
Aseem Das, CEO and Founder of World Centric noted, “We became a B Corp to be part of the collective voice of companies that are about integrity, responsibility, sustainability and doing good in the world instead of being just about profits. We are happy to be recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek and are honored to join many of our fellow B Corporations on the list.”
See the full list of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs 2011 here, http://www.businessweek.com/
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World Centric manufactures certified compostable products that are made from discarded sugarcane and wheat straw fiber and other annually renewable resources like corn. They are non-toxic, non-polluting, take less energy to produce and when composted, make nutrient rich soil. They donate 25% of their profits to grassroots social and environmental organizations, offset all their carbon emissions from raw materials to final delivery, give discounts to schools and non-profits, and continuously try to make a difference for the better. You can find more information on World Centric at http://www.worldcentric.org/