OORR Named as a BCorp 'Best For The World' Honoree

OORR recognized as a “Best For The World” top B Corp for their exemplary societal and environmental impact

Sydney, NSW Australia, 4th September 2019.

OORR, a Certified B Corporation, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their company’s positive impact on the environment, their workforce, their local communities, their suppliers, their customers, and their corporate governance. OORR ranks in the top 10% of all B Corps across all of these impact areas, earning them a well-deserved spot on the Best For The World: Overall list, and the Environment list. Whether it’s making performance apparel with the use of recycled materials, or pledging 50% of their profits to environmental and social causes, OORR has set the bar for responsible and successful businesses around the world.

“We are proving to consumers that recycled or eco friendly does not equal inferior, and by doing so, are driving demand for more sustainable solutions in the industry. Becoming certified as a B Corp validates our commitment and claims through their rigorous audit process, and being recognised and awarded as a Best For The World Honoree makes us very proud.”

Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like OORR. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.

“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like OORR are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”

1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://bcorporation.com.au/2019-best-for-the-world

About OORR:
OORR exists to make a positive difference to the planet through performance wear.
We manufacture the world’s most eco friendly cycling and triathlon apparel using used coffee grounds and recycled materials.
We donate 50% of our profit to environmental causes and make a real impact on helping children in poverty. We also plant 5 trees for every garment we sell.

Contact: Tim Christian (Founder) – tim@oorr.com.au

About B Lab: B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all. To date, there are 3,000 Certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 64 countries, and over 50,000 companies use the B Impact Assessment. For more information, visit https://bcorporation.net/

B Lab Contact: Hannah Munger; Manager, PR & Communications; hmunger@bcorporation.net; +1 212-608-4150

  • Sep 04, 2019
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