Seeds Printing

Printing

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

www.seedsgreenprinting.com

About SEEDS

SEEDS is a green printing company comprised of environmentally conscious, creative professionals with years of experience in the fields of printing, design, marketing, writing and editing, and world-class customer service. It offers start-to-finish design consultation and production, for corporate marketing materials, books, catalogs, magazine publications, and small-business collateral material. The company is continually educating itself on the latest technologies of environmental printing and advancements in its fields and seeking ways to improve its Eco-friendly printer services.

SEEDS offers environmentally friendly green printing services from initial concept to final delivery and distribution. SEEDS can assist any company, big or small, with every aspect of any printing project-and does it in a way that is environmentally friendly and cost effective. The company has an eclectic team of passionate, multi-talented professionals including leading-edge graphic and web designers, award-winning editors, marketing wizards, and mail fulfillment and delivery specialists.

The values advanced by B Lab and B Corporations are ones that are important to us and also to our stakeholders. By becoming a B Corporation, we are better able to broadcast our commitment to those values and hopefully set an example of social and environmental responsibility in our community.

The Change We Seek®

SEEDS is committed to have everyone—especially those who are already environmentally conscious—use only 100% Eco-friendly production for all their green printing, and to have each project it does be as cost-effective, efficient, joyful, creative, and beautiful as possible.

• The company uses state-of-the-art facilities and materials, including tree-free stocks, 100% recycled materials, and non-toxic soy inks and water-based inks and coatings.

• By 2010 SEEDS seeks to have all environmentally conscious individuals and companies in the US printing, packaging, and marketing with 100% Eco-friendly printing and packaging materials, and to create a cooperative green printing facility in the US that is completely off the grid.

• By 2015 SEEDS hopes to have all printing in the US be environmental printing, and to have three off-the-grid green printing facilities in the US, one each in the western, eastern, and central parts of the country.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2009
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.

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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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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).

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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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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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Overall B Score
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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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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >75% office supplies come from recycled materials; >50% carbon inventory offset; Corporate facilities use >25% renewably sourced energy; % of renewable energy use increased annually; Bi-annual per unit waste reduction

Employees: 100% of employees reimbursed for continuing education; 100% of facilities handicapped accessible; All employees paid a living wage; Provides 6+ weeks maternity leave

Community: >10% net profits given to charitable organizations; >50% ownership in same community as 2/3 of workforce; >40% expenditures directed toward local suppliers; >40% employees are women

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

2014 Best for the World Environment Honoree

Miscellany: 

Awards

• SEEDS Awards Go»

Values

• Environmental Printing Practices Go»

Clients

• SEEDS Client List Go»