Raleigh, NC – Springleaf Strategies, a marketing and sustainability consulting firm, is pleased to announce it recently became a Green Plus Certified company and has been re-certified as a B Corporation. B Corporation and Green Plus certifications are third-party rating systems that verify the company is living up to their promise of corporate environmental and social responsibility.
Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation for businesses that incorporate social and environmental practices into their daily operations. Companies must meet a rigorous assessment process established by B Lab, the B Corporation certification body. Springleaf Strategies originally became a B Corporation in 2009 and achieved a greater score at recertification in 2012. Currently, there are over 500 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries.
Green Plus is a two-year member program designed to help small businesses with triple bottom line education, networking, and recognition of their successes. The group promotes people, planet, and performance as their central theme in assisting small businesses advance towards certification. Currently, there are 300 businesses and organizations in the Green Plus network, 65 of which have achieved certification.
“These certifications provide transparency in our initiatives, showcasing how we are making a difference in the business community,” said Evelyn Contre, Managing Director of Springleaf Strategies. “Being a successful and sustainable business goes beyond profits—it’s also about reducing our environmental impact and being a good corporate citizen. I’m proud of my team for their commitment to working with a sustainable business and for accomplishing our goals.”
Springleaf Strategies was founded in 2008 and has worked with over 45 clients across the State of North Carolina on marketing and sustainability issues. The company has grown over the past four years and recently took office space in the CAPTRUST Tower at North Hills.