4th Bin Inc.

Electronic Waste Collection and Recycling

New York, New York

United States

4thbin.com

About 4th Bin

4th Bin is the only company in New York City picking up electronic waste from local businesses and residents. Their door-to-door, e-waste recycling solution is convenient, simple and inexpensive. In addition, they are a full service firm that provides a range of end of life solutions. These services were built on backgrounds in the technology industry and allow them to understand exactly what their clients require. The result is a finely crafted suite of solutions custom tailored to their client’s specific needs.  

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We believe it is crucial that a company founded on principles of social, environmental and economic responsibility retain those values throughout it’s core existance. We operate in an industry with little ethical accountability and B Corp certification allows our customers to feel confident in our ethical position knowing that we have been vetted by a legitimate and independent third party.

The Change We Seek®

Currently, much of the e-waste industry is based on "green washing". Most companies that collect e-waste are either unethically stripping the electronics for their precious metals or illegally exporting the e-waste out of the country. By taking a strong ethical position, 4th Bin hopes to see the e-waste industry become a leader in social, environmental, and economic responsibility.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section 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.

37
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

27
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

18
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

18
6
Overall B Score
101
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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