Dapwood was interviewed for an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican a few months ago. The article just came out last week so thought we would share….New Mexico Furniture Maker Earns B Corporation Status
Just in case the link doesn’t work, here is the PDF
Dapwood Furniture Co. is very thankful to the Santa Fe New Mexican for identifying companies working to advance sustainability. Dapwood works toward this goal by making the healthiest furniture around but there are limitless other ways of building a better tomorrow. We hope others join us.
For more information about B Corporations, visit www.bcorporation.net.
Dapwood Furniture Co. is honored to be a part of the B-Corporation community that is working to be the best for the planet. B-Corporations were recently recognized by the Skoll Foundation for efforts in improving social and environmental issues.
You can see a short video about B-Corporations here:
2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
Co-founded by longtime friends and colleagues, Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy, B Lab is fueling a global movement to redefine “success” in business, so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. B Lab is challenging the status quo by building a new sector, legal structure, and standards; empowering a community of certified B Corporations; and advancing public policies that enable companies to create financial, social, and environmental value for both its shareholders and for society. With 20 states having passed Benefit Corporation legislation, nearly 1,000 B Corporations certified, and 16,000 companies using its tools, B Lab is focused on accelerating the global adoption of this new model.
We at Dapwood are seriously concerned about our atmospheric future. Everyday we see examples of global climate change. The Southwest is in the middle of a major drought, the Midwest and East are being blasted by polar vortices, the South is stricken with ice storms and super storms, and the West is being hit with mud slides. We see dramatic changes occurring rapidly in a lifetime. Luckily, we are not alone and there are facts to document these trends.
The Union of Concerned Scientists, a science-based advocacy organization with a history of studying the ecological, economic, and public health impacts of climate change – is organizing a business leaders round table. Because of Dapwood’s leading business efforts on a balanced triple bottom line, Dapwood Furniture has been invited to this round table taking place on March 28th, 2014. The forum will provide background information on how climate change is driving some of the extreme weather events we face, analysis of the economic impact of these events, and a space to discuss solutions.
We are looking forward to this wonderful opportunity with other thought leaders and will provide insight on what the future may bring.