City Apparel+Merch Achieves Certified B Corporation Status

Posted in City News, Impact on Mar 22, 2024


City Apparel is now B Corp Certified

City Apparel+Merch Achieves Certified B Corporation Status, Pioneering Social and Environmental Excellence

City Apparel+Merch, a leading provider of branded apparel and promotional merchandise, is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation, joining a global community of businesses committed to social and environmental excellence. This prestigious certification reflects the company's steadfast dedication to not just being the best in the world but being the best for the world.

A Journey to Excellence Amid Challenges

The journey towards B Corp certification began in earnest in 2019, spearheaded by City Apparel+Merch's dreamer President, Andrea Kramer. Despite facing unprecedented delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company's commitment to achieving this goal never wavered. "Our journey to B Corp certification was both challenging and deeply rewarding," said President Andrea Kramer. "Despite the setbacks caused by the pandemic, and delay in changing our business structure to a Benefit Corporation in the State of Ohio, our team's resilience and dedication to our core values of sustainability and social responsibility have been unwavering. This certification is a testament to our commitment to make a positive impact on the world."

The Rigors of B Corp Certification

Achieving B Corp certification is no small feat. The process requires companies to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Businesses must undergo a rigorous assessment that evaluates their impact on their workers, customers, community, and environment. City Apparel+Merch excelled in these areas with a score of 123, demonstrating an exemplary commitment to creating a positive impact.

Championing Social and Environmental Initiatives

City Apparel+Merch has long been a champion of social and environmental initiatives. From implementing sustainable sourcing practices to engaging in community outreach and development programs, the company has set a benchmark for corporate responsibility. "We believe that business can be a force for good, and our efforts in sustainability and community engagement reflect this belief," remarked Kramer. "From reducing our carbon footprint to supporting local communities, we are committed to making a meaningful difference."

Products and Services with a Purpose

City Apparel+Merch offers a wide range of products and services designed to meet the needs of businesses and organizations looking to both radically elevate their brand and make an impact. From eco-friendly apparel options to sustainable promotional merchandise, each product is curated with the environment and social responsibility in mind. The company's innovative approach to branded merchandise and apparel not only sets it apart in the market but also underscores its commitment to the planet and its people.

A Legacy of Recognition

City Apparel+Merch's efforts have not gone unnoticed. The company has received numerous awards in recognition of its commitment to excellence, sustainability, and community engagement. In 2023 they were recognized in the Business Hall of Fame for Social Impact, PPAI’s Greatest Companies to Work For, and PPAI’s Responsibility Recognition. These accolades serve as a testament to City Apparel+Merch's leadership in the industry and its unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on the world.

About City Apparel+Merch

City Apparel+Merch is a leading provider of branded apparel and promotional merchandise, offering enterprise solutions with curated merchandise, inhouse design and decoration and company stores; dedicated to sustainability and social responsibility. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, City Apparel+Merch offers products and services that help businesses and organizations radically elevate their brand and make a positive impact on the world. As a Certified B Corporation, City Apparel+Merch stands at the forefront of a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

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Kelsey Jones

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