Eco Lips, “America’s premier organic lip balm company”, is now a certified ‘B Corporation.’ This certification recognizes businesses internationally for their ability to meet rigorous standards that maintain a commitment to community investment, environmental activism, conservation and sustainability.
Company officials say that as members of this emerging sector and as entrepreneurs and investors in B Corporations, Eco Lips holds these truths to be self-evident:
- That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
- That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all. To do so, requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.
- That we must be the change we seek in the world.
“By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. Eco Lips has always held this integral business philosophy and by pursuing certification, the B Corporation platform allowed us an opportunity to improve the impact of our corporate activities,” says Steve Shriver, founder and CEO of Eco Lips. “We hope to continually reduce our impact on the environment while increasing the positive work we do. Being a Certified B Corporation will help us measure and improve all things related to our triple bottom line strategy focusing on people, our planet, and profits.”
Eco Lips manufactures high quality certified organic lip care products. In addition, the company offers private label and contracting manufacturing services with a wide variety of options. Eco Lips initiated Iowa’s largest solar power project which is powering the neighborhood in which Eco Lips is located. The company is a member of OTA and Green America. Products are available online and at health food stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, outdoor stores and other fine retail outlets.