Proud To Be a B Corp™
NewAge Industries is recognized as a Certified B Corporation™ by B Lab™, a nonprofit organization serving companies that pursue their business goals while benefitting others. According to B Lab, B Corps™ “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.” Certified B Corporations™ focus on their employees, environment and community as they balance their purpose and profits.
NewAge’s certification was received following a detailed application process that had many of our employee-owners researching and reviewing our practices, promises and plans. B Corp certification is a distinction that sets us apart from other manufacturers of plastic and rubber tubing, reinforced hose, molded Single-Use components, and other fluid transfer system providers. Although we are one of nearly 4,000 other independent B Corps, involved in 150 industries and located in over 70 countries, NewAge is the only company in our industry to be recognized with B Corp certification.
The foundation for becoming a Certified B Corporation can be seen in NewAge’s early days. Since our start in 1954, we’ve operated as a good corporate neighbor and made financial contributions to charities. As we grew, steps for proper waste handling and recycling were taken, and sustainability and green projects became key focuses. NewAge continues to aid the local community by hosting Red Cross blood drives, supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program, sponsoring food and clothing drives, and supporting schools and athletic programs.
A huge step toward sustainable operating practices was our adoption of solar energy. A rooftop solar array, consisting of over 4,000 solar panels, was installed in 2011 and provides over one megawatt of power annually. Trash, cardboard, e-waste, and plastic and silicone waste from our manufacturing processes is either recycled or sent to an Energy-from-Waste facility for proper disposal. No trash is fated to a landfill.
In addition to caring for our environment and our community, NewAge, of course, cares for our customers and employees. Because the company is owned by us, the employees, every contact made, whether it’s from a customer, vendor or other business associate, is handled by an employee-owner. Having a stake in the company and its future means that each employee-owner holds him or herself to higher standards – it’s in everyone’s best interests. Employee ownership also ensures that NewAge will not be sold and broken up or absorbed by a large, multinational conglomerate that looks only at balance sheets and stock values. There’s so much more to value than the bottom line.
NewAge Industries and its AdvantaPure®, Verigenics® and BrewSavor® brands are proud to have attained Certified B Corporation status.