Canvas Host

Web Hosting

Portland, Oregon

United States

About Canvas Host

A Portland, Oregon Web host, Canvas Host provides sustainable, no-oversell, ethical hosting services for businesses, non-profits, and personal needs. They are committed providing the highest quality service and caring customer support to help their clients achieve their goals, while in doing so promote sustainable causes and encourage others to follow in this path.

Canvas Host chose to become a B Corporation for a simple reason: It separates the walkers from the talkers. With greenwashing and misleading tactics running rampant in our industry, the external certification and responsible, legal framework reinforced by becoming a B Corporation were components we immediately supported. As a B Corporation, we can now demonstrate transparency in how we operate and credibility in our convictions, which in our industry are hard to come by.

The Change We Seek™

Canvas Host's mission is to utilize their company's most precious resources - technology and knowledge - and apply them in a way not only to help their business achieve their sustainability goals, but improve the quality of life for their clients, the environmental impact of their client's businesses, and bring about greater social and environmental stewardship in the way their businesses are conducted.

By actively promoting and demonstrating their sustainability program, developing newer and more efficient technologies that have a real and positive impact on how their clients operate their businesses, and openly championing environmental responsibility and sustainability in Canvas Host's business community and the larger industry as a whole, they aim to lead others to follow in their path and create measurable, positive change in the world.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2010

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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