Embracing Ethical Brands: Our Commitment to B Corp and Climate Neutral Products at Camp Catskill
In a world increasingly valuing sustainability and ethical practices, businesses like Camp Catskill strive to curate a selection of products that align with these crucial values. While Camp Catskill itself is not a B Corporation or Climate Neutral certified, we are proud to offer a diverse range of products from certified B Corps such as Cotopaxi and Oboz and Climate Neutral companies like Nocs and Forsake. As a small independent retail business, we are committed to:
- Partnering and amplifying brands that are limiting their own impact, including B Corps and Climate Neutral certified companies
- Donating 1% of yearly revenue to environmental nonprofits through 1% For The Planet
- Using recycled materials, organic cotton, or sustainable hemp in all of our Camp Catskill branded gear
- Running on solar power through a partnership with Arcadia
- Running regular road cleanups through the Adopt-A-Highway Program and NYS DOT
In this article, we'll turn the focus to the brands we work with that are certified, explore the significance of B Corps certification, Climate Neutral certification, and why we choose to support businesses that carry these certifications.
The Significance of B Corporations and Climate Neutral Certification
B Corporations, or B Corps, are businesses committed to balancing profit and purpose, considering the impact of their decisions on various stakeholders and the environment. Similarly, Climate Neutral companies prioritize reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint, contributing to the fight against climate change.
The Certification Processes
B Corp certification, assessed by B Lab, evaluates a company's governance, environmental practices, worker treatment, community involvement, and ethical conduct. On the other hand, Climate Neutral certification focuses on a company's carbon emissions, emphasizing measurement, reduction, and offsetting.
Why We Look For B Corp and Climate Neutral Products
Sustainability: B Corps and Climate Neutral companies share a commitment to sustainability. B Corps often reflect this commitment through eco-friendly practices in their operations, while Climate Neutral companies actively work to minimize their carbon footprint. Camp Catskill is dedicated to offering sustainable hiking and camping gear, aligning with these shared values.
Ethical Values: Both B Corps and Climate Neutral companies uphold high ethical standards. B Corp products ensure fair labor practices, and Climate Neutral companies prioritize environmental responsibility. Camp Catskill is proud to offer products that embody these ethical values, providing consumers with options that align with our commitment to responsible business practices.
Community Support: B Corps actively engage with communities, contributing to local initiatives and fostering a sense of belonging. Climate Neutral companies contribute to global environmental initiatives. At Camp Catskill, we reflect these values by being active in our own community through involvement in our local schools, libraries, and our commitment to donate 1% of our yearly revenues to environmental nonprofits.
Transparency: Both B Corps and Climate Neutral companies are committed to transparency and accountability. They share their assessment results, impact reports, and carbon footprint reduction strategies. When you choose items from Camp Catskill, you can trust that you're supporting businesses that prioritize transparency and ethical values.
Camp Catskill's Ethical Selection
Camp Catskill may not be a B Corp or Climate Neutral certified right now, but we take pride in curating a collection of products that embody the values of B Corps and Climate Neutral companies. Our commitment to sustainability, transparency, community engagement, and ethical sourcing shines through in our selection.
When you choose products from Camp Catskill, you're not just acquiring high-quality gear for your outdoor adventures; you're also supporting businesses that share your values in ethical and environmental responsibility. Together, we can embrace ethical brands and Climate Neutral initiatives, making a positive impact on the world, one adventure at a time.
If you would like to shop products from brands that are B Corp or Climate Neutral Certified, please visit our Certified Collection.