WasteZero, Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

August 2013

Industry

Rubber & plastics products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

WasteZero partners with more than 600 towns and cities around the country to reduce the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) that is landfilled and burned. These partnerships also increase recycling and generate financial savings for municipalities. Their pay-as-you-throw program, called WasteZero Trash Meteringª, changes the payment model for MSW, leading to an average 44% annual reduction. Under WasteZero Trash Meteringª, residents dispose of their garbage in customized, imprinted, plastic trash bags (produced from recycled content in WasteZero's South Carolina manufacturing plant) that they purchase from local stores. Paying for each bag of trash they throw away gives residents the incentive to create less waste and recycle more.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, WasteZero, Inc. earned an overall score of 89.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
89.9
89.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.5

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 & Engagement2.0
Corporate Accountability1.2
Ethics1.4
Transparency1.7
+ 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 16.6

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 & Wages2.4
Benefits5.1
Training & Education1.0
Worker Ownership3.0
Management & Worker Communication1.8
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.3
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 16.9

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 Creation3.8
Diversity & Inclusion2.1
Civic Engagement & Giving2.9
Local Involvement5.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product2.1
+ 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 39.9

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, Plant3.2
Inputs4.3
Outputs2.9
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers0.4
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation28.8

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 Score89.9
2016 Overall B Impact Score96.3
2013 Overall B Impact Score80

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: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Environment2014

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