REfficient Announces it is the First Com

February 18 [Mon], 2013, 12:03
REfficient's online marketplace simplifies exchange of surplus telecom and AV equipment, saving customers money while lessening load on environment.Hamilton, ON (PRWEB) February 14, 2013

REfficient has become the first company in Hamilton to become a Certified B Corporation, joining a growing list of more than 680 companies globally that have committed to meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability than traditional corporations.

To obtain a two-year certification,must earn 80 out of 200 points on a , and 20% of B Corps are randomly audited. B Corps also agree to legal accountability to protect the interests of all company stakeholders, including employees, the community and environment.

With a mandate to drive financial and environmental benefits,is an online marketplace that allows service providers to go shopping in other companies surplus inventory for reliable telecom/AV equipment at significant discounts. The company also provides customers sustainability statistics such as waste diversion rates and the estimated carbon footprint while ensuring non-reusable product is responsibly recycled. REfficient has a growing list of customers in 10 Canadian provinces/territories, 24 US states and seven countries globally, including many of Canadas top cable companies.

Cogeco Cable congratulates REfficients achievement in receiving the B Corp certification and applauds its unwavering commitment to finding innovative solutions to our communities environmental challenges, said, Louise St-Pierre, Senior Vice President, Residential Services, . We have collaborated with REfficient to safely and efficiently manage our e-waste in Ontario since 2010 because we share the core value that responsible management calls for solutions that extend beyond the products full value chain.REfficients reliable sustainability statistics contribute to Cogeco Cables tracking of waste diversion rates and carbon footprint that are disclosed in our Corporate Social Responsibility report and in our Carbon Disclosure Project filing."

Theis the Canadian coordinator for B Corps. There are now over 50 Certified B Corps in Canada and we applaud REfficient for becoming Hamiltons first. These companies are tackling key issues that affect society and demonstrating they are truly good companies, not just good marketers, says Joyce Sou, Manager, B Corporation and Social Impact Metrics at MaRS.

REfficient CEO Stephanie McLarty agrees, I started REfficient because I saw the opportunity both from a financial and environmental perspective. Our successful model proves that business can be a fundamental problem solver for environmental issues. We have joined the B Corp movement because it is a reflection of who we are, what we believe in and where we are going.

About B Corps

B Corporations are certified by B Lab, a non-profit organization serving the world leading entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.There are more than 680 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries and 24 countries

About REfficient

REfficients transactional marketplace is built on a triple-win model, providing large telecom and AV companies a trusted and efficient platform for deriving value from surplus inventory, while offering buyers reliable, often new equipment at savings of 20-50% over traditional sources. This innovative new green model benefits everyone by reducing waste and increasing resource efficiency. You can follow REfficient at @REfficient and .

Stephanie McLartyREfficient(905) 544-5000 x5001
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