CHEYENNE, WY - February 26, 2014 – Green House Data, an IT infrastructure services leader offering cloud hosting and colocation solutions, today announced achievement of Certified B Corporation (B Corp) status. B Corps use the power of business to solve environmental and social problems. The company is the first B Corp in both the state of Wyoming.
B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit organization B Lab as having voluntarily met the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, and accountability and transparency within the overall goal of redefining success in business.
“This is an excellent recognition for our company,” said Shawn Mills, President of Green House Data. “We built our company with sustainability and stewardship as part of our primary mission, and we’re thrilled to work with B Corp to formalize our commitments.”
Since opening its doors in 2007, Green House Data has operated with the goal of providing a greener option for enterprise IT Infrastructure in an industry that has historically been extremely resource intensive. In addition to being completely powered by renewable energy, the company utilizes highly energy efficient data center design within each of their geographically diverse facilities. Pairing this mission with the Green House Gives program, which provides IT resources and support to non-profit organizations, has helped the company reach B Corp status.
“We are excited to welcome Green House Data as a Certified B Corporation,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “The firm has shown leadership by becoming the first Certified B Corp in Wyoming and we hope they will inspire many others to join the movement using business as a force for good.”
Green House Data joins other B Corps like New Belgium Brewing, Etsy, Renewable Choice and Patagonia. As of January 2014, there are more than 900 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries and 29 countries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.
About Green House Data
Green House Data is a cloud hosting and colocation services provider with highly energy efficient, green data centers located across the country. The company helps its clients reduce the pressure that comes with lower IT budgets and increasingly high demands. Green House Data is a certified VMware service provider, SSAE 16 Type II and HIPAA compliant, as well as an EPA Green Power Partner and they have facility locations in Cheyenne, WY, Portland, OR and Newark, NJ. Visit www.greenhousedata.com to learn more, view demos, or request a free cloud trial.
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of January 2014, there are more than 900 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries and 32 countries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves 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 drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiative: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing legislation to accelerate growth of social entrepreneurship and impact investing (20 states have already passed benefit corporation legislation); 3) developing B Analytics, a customizable platform for measuring, benchmarking, and reporting on impact 4) providing free, powerful tools for businesses to measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance (more than 15,000 businesses use B Lab’s free B Impact Assessment). For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net, www.b-analytics.net and www.benefitcorp.net.