BluPlanet Recycling Inc.

Multi-family residential and commercial recycling collection service provider

Calgary, Alberta


About BluPlanet Recycling Inc.

BluPlanet Recycling Inc. is a Calgary based multi-family residential and commercial recycling collection service provider. BluPlanet has proven to be the first choice in both quality and value of service for recycling collection companies in Calgary. Their co-mingled recycling services are a unique offering that allows them to work with their clients in achieving maximum waste diversion.

We chose to become a B-Corp as it was an opportunity for us to really push ourselves to improve our social and environmental sustainability policies for the long-run. The high standards required to achieve this distinction will help us continue to strive for improvements in these areas. The B-Corp network will also provide new learning tools to help us develop as a sustainable company.

The Change We Seek®

BluPlanet seeks to become an integral member of their community by providing an essential service which can benefit both their local environment and community. Their goal is to be none other than the very best recycling service provider in Canada for their service standards and corporate conduct.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 2012

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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Company Highlights: 

Governance: Commitment to society and environment in mission; Produces external annual report with mission performance and third party verification

Workers: Lowest wage paid is >30% above living wage; >80% health insurance covered for workers and families; 100% employee ownership

Community: >80 hours community service contributed; Gives employees paid time off for community service; Supports local non-profits; Donates >5% revenues

Environment: Climate neutral company; >50% of energy used at corporate facilities comes from renewable sources; Monitors emissions and energy usage and establishes reduction targets; Offsets most emissions with carbon credits

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

2014 Best for the World Environment Honoree


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