We are a proud, certified B Corporation.
Gibbs Smith was officially certified as a B Corporation (B Corp) on February 4th, 2023, joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. We were certified by B Lab as having met rigorous social and environmental standards, representing its commitment to goals outside shareholder profit. This accomplishment makes us the only 100% Employee-Owned, Certified B Corp Publisher and Distributor in the US.
Gibbs Smith creates books, online programs, and gift products to educate, enrich and inspire people about the world around them in accessible, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable ways.
We are 100% employee-owned and are accountable and transparent to employee-owners as we work to contribute to their financial, physical, professional, and social well-being. We give back to local communities with in-kind charitable donations and by giving of our time and skills to help them thrive. We continually improve our environmental stewardship. Our physical office facilities, business travel, production/printing, and outbound shipping are all carbon-neutral.
The B Corp Connection
We became a certified B Corp to demonstrate our active commitment to our communities. These include:
• local communities
• book and education industries
• the planet
How did the B Corp Movement start?
B Lab was founded in 2006 in the United States by three friends who shared a vision to make business a force for good. The first 82 Certified B Corps were certified in 2007.
Who is eligible for B Corp Certification?
Any established for-profit company with at least one year in operation may pursue B Corp Certification. There is no minimum or maximum size.
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Carbon Offset Tracking
As part of our commitment to sustainable environment and community practices, we track our Scope 1, Scope 2 and partial Scope 3 carbon footprint and offset 100% of it. Our physical office facilities, business travel, production/printing, and outbound shipping are all carbon neutral. Our efforts support forestry, landfill gas capture, and wind farm projects.
To receive updates on our carbon offset and certified B Corp efforts, please visit our information page to join our email list.
More About Gibbs Smith
To learn more about our company's history, visit our About Us Page.