Green House Data, a U.S. data center service provider offering cloud hosting, colocation, and managed IT services, has successfully recertified as a B Corp – meeting and improving upon rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
The recertification comes as Green House Data completes a push to be greener in offices and business operations across the U.S., including new reporting and tracking of emissions in an annually published sustainability report, the purchase of trees for every piece of promotional material purchased, and strict office policies to reduce waste.
“Successfully recertifying as a B Corp and improving our score is valuable feedback that our efforts to treat the planet, our employees, and the community with respect are working,” said Shawn Mills, CEO of Green House Data.
B Corps are certified by the independent non-profit organization B Lab with the dual purposes of accountability and a movement towards business as a force for good in the world. There are over 1,800 B Corps from a diverse marketplace of 130 industries.
Green House Data improved nine points on the assessment since the company was originally certified in 2014. The increased score was largely due to new tracking practices for greenhouse gas emissions, as well as increased transparency in management.
“One of the biggest advantages of the B Corp assessment is discovering where we can be better,” added Mr. Mills. “Looking forward to the next two years, we will take action to audit and improve our sustainable practices, but we’ll also focus on how we can better engage with and serve our communities and workforce.”