Bloomin

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Colorado, United States

Certified Since

January 2016

Industry

Paper & paper products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

Bloomin is the original manufacturer of hand-made, recycled seeded paper. First sold as greeting cards in specialty retail markets, Bloomin paper has grown into a extensive line of promotional products, retail stationary gifts, direct marketing solutions, and wedding invitations. Based in Boulder, Colorado, an eco-minded community, Bloomin embraced this attitude from the start. They continue to add alternative energy and eco-technologies as they grow, and they have always manufactured the most Earth-friendly printed marketing medium available. Their seed paper is crafted from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper and dyed with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments. Their products are printed with water-based inks and, when included, use corn-based packaging. Their production facility is now powered by a 30kW solar power system—enough for all of our energy needs and then some.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Bloomin earned an overall score of 91.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
91.8
91.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.6

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.3
Corporate Accountability0.0
Ethics1.5
Transparency1.8
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 13.4

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages6.5
Benefits0.9
Training & Education0.7
Worker Ownership2.2
Management & Worker Communication1.9
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.2
Occupational Health & Safety0.0

Community 13.7

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation3.6
Diversity & Inclusion3.1
Civic Engagement & Giving1.7
Local Involvement1.6
Suppliers, Distributors & Product3.7
+ Workforce Development0

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 50.1

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant4.9
Inputs9.1
Outputs3.0
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers4.1
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation13.3
+ Land/wildlife Conservation14.4
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation0

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 0.0

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score91.8
2016 Overall B Impact Score91

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Environment2018

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