Pharos Systems International

Print management solutions and enterprise consulting services

Rochester, New York

United States

About Pharos

Over twenty years ago, two innovative software engineers in New Zealand answered the call to eliminate wasteful printing at the University of Auckland. Founders Geoff Shaw and Paul Reddy invented the first print management software with the launch of Pharos Uniprint. They understood that they were fundamentally solving a people problem, not a “printing” problem. Now, from its corporate headquarters in Rochester, New York, Pharos develops and sells hosted print management solutions including its new cloud-hosted Beacon platform which creates actionable data transparency to reduce print for organizations of all sizes.

Pharos reaches across the world, transforming users and print environments in healthcare, higher education, finance, government, and corporate industries. Making print the way it should be, Pharos places sustainability squarely in the center of its mindful print solutions.

We decided to become a B Corp when we realized that our technology and expertise have always led organizations to produce less print waste, which leads to significantly lower rates of resource consumption and a more secure and sustainable printing environment for federal agencies, universities, and corporate enterprises around the world. The transparency of B Corp certification makes our commitment to sustainability clear and engaging to employees, partners, and customers alike.

The Change We Seek®

Pharos develops software and services that deliver more than just cost savings, waste reduction and improved security for their customers. As the company’s values permeate customer environments through our employees, software, and services, there is a significant reduction in the consumption of paper, toner, water, and power that has a positive and accumulating global environmental impact.

Pharos is committed to reducing our own ecological impact on our planet by reducing internally and through our supply chain, water, waste, energy, transportation and overall consumption. Pharos will choose products, processes and vendors that also operate in an ecologically sustainable way whenever possible. Whether a customer, an employee or a vendor’s employee, Pharos strives to positively impact the health, safety, treatment, lifestyle and overall wellbeing of all the people we touch.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2015

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: 

Workers: Pays >25% above living wage; Supports health and wellness initiatives, including offering incentives for workers to complete health risk assessments, sponsoring workers to participate in wellness activities during the work week, and providing access to behavioral health counseling services

Community: Has a local purchasing policy

Environment: Monitors energy and water usage and Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and has specific target reductions for each



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