2016 was a year full of surprises.
B Corporations have been changing the landscape of the corporate world by using business as a force for good, instead of the traditional shareholder-centered governance philosophy, leading corporate governance practices to the 21st Century.
Getting a certification is not an easy process. B Lab audits companies as tough and thorough as ISO quality certifications, requiring tons of effort and teamwork.
Sustainability is an on-going process, and to meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, companies such as Falcon, a water conservation pioneer, are required to embrace sustainability across their organizations.
By pushing companies to constantly meet increasingly high standards, we can demonstrate and better communicate our environmental and social commitments, in a world where everybody claims to be “green”. In fact, throughout this process, Falcon, improved waste and operational inefficiencies, making the Velocity Cartridge more efficient compared to previous models (no more disgusting restroom odor and splash back with greener footprint!)
As a B Corp, we also engaged with our local community through giving back projects to help in building a more sustainable infrastructure. For example; last year, our team achieved 200 hours of community service, and through non-profits, such as Dig Deep, with whom we have been partnered in multiple occasions, we helped bring water for the first time to Baby Lisa and her family. Along with our go-to-market partner, Sloan, we also donated water conserving fixtures to the Orthopaedic Institute for Children, giving back and helping build a stronger drought-resilient infrastructure. With this donation, the hospital is cutting down on their water bill and saving precious natural resources.
In conjunction with these efforts, Falcon also offers free water rebate processing to all customers, interested in upgrading their commercial restrooms to water efficient fixtures– like waterless urinals or our latest hybrid technology.
And, this year will be even better! To start off the New Year on the right foot, Falcon has proudly decided to be part of the B Corp Inclusion Challenge, welcoming diversity in our organization and creating opportunities to those who have been marginalized.