Bolder Industries

Producers of Bolder Black, a sustainable alternative to traditional carbon black

Boulder, Colorado

United States

About Bolder Industries

Bolder Industries owns and operates waste-to-value projects that divert solid waste from traditional disposal methods (landfills), repurposing the materials into valuable, sustainable products. Our sustainable alternative to carbon black, Bolder Black™, received Environmental Leader’s 2016 Product of the Year Award for its contribution to closed loop supply chain solutions and industrial innovation.

Becoming a Certified B Corp only reinforces our commitment to being a triple-bottom-line business. By developing our own large-scale projects and in working closely with industries and communities, we look to make a long-term, positive social and environmental impact, along with a great return for our investors.

The Change We Seek®

Bolder Industries wants to change how waste is managed globally. Bolder Industries' mission is to develop solutions to the world’s biggest waste problems and drastically reduce the amount of materials that end up in landfills. One way they accomplish this is by providing manufacturers with sustainable, affordable and premium quality alternatives for their raw materials needs. Bolder Industries seeks customers and partners in the industrial rubber and plastics manufacturing sectors that possess a desire to conserve land, produce renewable materials and energy, reduce disposal costs and improve communities.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2016

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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