Paper Culture, the leader in modern, sustainable wedding invitations, holiday cards, stationery, and personalized gifts is proud to announce it is now a Certified B Corporation®, a certification awarded to companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance.
Certified B Corporations™ are for-profit businesses with verified social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp™ businesses are required to consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders, customers, employees, the community, and the environment. B Corp™ companies are accelerating a global cultural shift to redefine success in business and build a more sustainable and inclusive community. It is a prestigious certification given to fewer than 3000 companies in the United States.
“The rigorous certification process asks how well you are doing in using your business as a force for good,” says Paper Culture Co-Founder Christopher Wu. “It's a simple, yet powerful concept that explores each company's commitment to bettering the stakeholders it serves including workers, communities, customers, and the planet. We are thrilled to be leading our industry in our new accreditation and hope to inspire other companies to do the same.”
Paper Culture has planted a tree for every order (more than one-million and counting) since the company’s inception 14-years ago and today has expanded its commitment to include sponsoring reforestation projects that focus on social, economic, and planetary benefits. A recent project in partnership with Trees for the Future assists local landowners in the Tabor region of Tanzania where almost 70% of the population of Tanzania is living under the poverty line. Farmers are trained to plant fruit bearing trees and vegetable crops that support the local economy creating a sustainable ecosystem from both economic and environmental perspectives.
“We are proud to join other incredibly impactful B Corps™ such as Patagonia, Allbirds, and Ben & Jerry’s”, says Wu. “Our mission is to create products whose beauty is evident both visually and because of their commitment to sustainability. Whether it’s the circular story of the 100% post-consumer recycled paper used in our cards, the projects we sponsor to offset our carbon footprint, or the trees that we plant with every order - every customer is an opportunity to share hope. Our hope is that by delivering products that help rather than hurt the planet, our customers will have an amazing experience. They will demand the same from other companies. They will tell their friends. Their friends will tell others. And that’s how we begin a movement. We are proud today to be joining other companies in exactly that movement.”
About Paper Culture:
Paper Culture’s mission is to inspire people through contemporary design, quality personalized products and a belief that our actions can and must work towards solving the issue of our generation: the Climate Crisis. For more than a decade Paper Culture has offered modern, customizable, eco-friendly cards, wedding invitations, and stationery printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and has planted a tree for every order - more than one-million and counting!