Tradewater, LLC

Certified B Corporation

Illinois, United States

Certified Since

September 2022


Other professional, scientific & tech


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Costa Rica,

United States

Tradewater is a mission-based project development company that is focused on the collection, control, and destruction of potent non-CO2 greenhouse gases that are essential to prevent catastrophic climate change. They are strategically focused on the most effective environmental solutions as recognized by scientists at Project Drawdown and Giving Green. Tradewater’s projects include the destruction of refrigerants and halon fire suppressants that are potent greenhouse gases and deplete the ozone layer. They also find, measure, and plug abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells that are leaking methane into the atmosphere. All their work is verified by third parties and is listed on the leading carbon registries, resulting in high-quality globally recognized carbon offset credits. Their work, represented by a carbon offset, is mission driven to improve our environment and create economic opportunity all over the world. Tradewater has permanently prevented over 6.9 million tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere to date and is on a path to achieve 3 million tons of impact annually.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Tradewater, LLC earned an overall score of 87.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
87 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 8.6

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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 & Engagement3.8
Ethics & Transparency2.2
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 24.2

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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.

Financial Security9.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.3
Career Development3.5
Engagement & Satisfaction3.8

Community 19.0

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.0
Economic Impact5.3
Civic Engagement & Giving2.7
Supply Chain Management2.9

Environment 33.3

Environment 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.

Environmental Management2.5
Air & Climate2.3
Land & Life4.1
+ Resource Conservation23

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 1.8

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship1.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score87

Additional Documentation

Evaluating Carbon Offset Credits - A White Paper

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