Steamboat Climbing Collective earns B Corp™ designation

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June 17, 2024, Steamboat, Colorado — Steamboat Climbing Collective today announced that it has been certified as a B Corporation, furthering the Company’s commitment toward operating its business as a force for good.

The B Corporation verification process administered by the nonprofit, B Lab, measures a company’s social and environmental performance. To become a Certified B Corporation, companies undergo a rigorous review of the impact of their operations and business model on their workers, customers, communities and environment, and must meet a minimum verified score on the B Impact Assessment.

“We are honored to receive this distinction and become part of the B Corp community joining an international community of businesses committed to making a positive impact,” said Karla Lankford, Owner of Steamboat Climbing Collective. “This achievement shows our ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability and social responsibility into every part of our operations. We hope to inspire others in the climbing industry to embrace similar practices and collectively work towards a more sustainable future.”

About Steamboat Climbing Collective:

Steamboat Climbing Collective is a small-town woman-owned and managed community climbing gym dedicated to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for climbers of all skill levels. Committed to sustainability and community engagement, Steamboat Climbing Collective strives to foster a love for climbing while promoting environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

About B Lab

B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. In order to achieve certification, a company must:

Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review. Multinational corporations must also meet baseline requirement standards.

Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and achieve benefit corporation status if available in their jurisdiction.

Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.

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