IceStone

Countertops

Brooklyn, New York

United States

icestoneusa.com/

About IceStone

 IceStone is made from three core ingredients: recycled glass, cement, and pigments. They've manufactured these sustainable surfaces in the Brooklyn Navy Yard since 2003. IceStone is sold nationwide and in Canada.

IceStone is proud to be founding members of B Corp, and continuously works to improve their social and environmental impact. Balancing good design with consideration and respect for the world beyond their factory walls has been one of IceStone’s guiding principles since day one, and they invite you to learn more about their practices at http://www.icestoneusa.com/sustainability.

IceStone was co-founded by two long-term members of Investors’ Circle and Social Venture Network – believers that business can be a tool for social and environmental sustainability. IceStone has been collaborating with green-building businesses, non-profits, and sustainability organizations since our formation. IceStone hopes that the B Corporation community continues to provide leadership, teamwork, and the models to fortify the presence of sustainable businesses.

The Change We Seek™

IceStone, LLC is Designing A Better Way, with style, service and sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Since 2003, IceStone, LLC has diverted over 10 million pounds of glass from landfills. As IceStone® is made with only non-toxic ingredients, our surfaces are safe and healthy through and through for our customers, our employees and our planet.

IceStone® is the only surface to be granted Gold certification level by Cradle to Cradle®. IceStone® has been installed in such notable projects as the Bank of America Tower (the first LEED Platinum Building in the United States), and the United States Green Building Council’s headquarters. The product has also won ASID’s Bloom Award, Interior Design Magazine’s Merit Award for Green Products, and many other accolades.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2007
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Overall B Score
102
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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: 

Environment: 100% of products are Cradle to Cradle™ Silver certified; manufacturing facility is day-lit and 100% of water used in production is reused. Hybrid and electric vehicles are used for production.

Workers: Employees own 10% of company stock and will share 5% of profits; hourly wages for newly hired employees are >35% above the local living wage.  

Community: >40% management and Board from previously excluded populations; 75% employees work in low income communities; year round internship programs with local schools and workforce development organizations

2014 Best for the World Environment

Miscellany: 

News

• B Lab and IceStone featured in CNN Money's "Conscious Capitalism" Go»

• B Corporations Nominated in BusinessWeek's "Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs" Go»

• IceStone Featured in BusinessWeek's "Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs" Go»

• IceStone Company Press Page Go»

• CEO Dal LaMagna profiled in Fortune magazine Go»

• IceStone’s Hurricane Sandy story featured in the New York Times: Go»