Design firm legally solidifies their dedication to providing socially conscious services and helping improve the community
Richmond, Va. May 24, 2011: Socially conscious graphic design firm Thinkhaus isn’t just talking the eco-talk — they’re walking the walk, too. On May 7, 2011, Thinkhaus became the second business in Richmond to receive a B-Corp Certification and only the 13th business in Virginia to do so. By earning this new certification Thinkhaus is reinforcing their commitment to leading the way companies approach and conduct business in today’s economy.
Unlike traditional legal structures, B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems through an operating model based on making good decisions for society. For Thinkhaus, those decisions mean specializing in socially and environmentally conscious projects for companies, as well as ensuring their own operational processes encourage transparency, openness and sustainability.
“We believe people deserve an economy and way of business that is more sustainable, both socially and environmentally,” says Thinkhaus Founder and Design Director John O’Neill. “The B-Corp Certification will put us in the forefront of this movement as we provide sustainable graphic design and branding services with the means to better serve our clients and the greater society.”
To uphold their B Corp certification, Thinkhaus must meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards. They must also meet higher legal accountability standards by passing the B Impact Ratings System and operating under the B Corporation framework.
“We are driven to always consider the impact our decisions have on employees, community, consumers and the environment,” says Communications and Design Director Jill Wagner. “By becoming a B Corporation, we are better able to broadcast our commitment to those values and continue the drive to create positive social impact in our communities.”