Have you heard of a B1C? (Hint: It’s not a new type of sandwich)

April 12, 2021 2 min read

Have you heard of a B1C? (Hint: It’s not a new type of sandwich)

Many good things in life come in threes, including ChicoBag’s triple certification in planet-friendly practices:

Sometimes referred to as B1Cs or B1Ns, companies officially certified by each of these organizations are dedicated to making a positive impact on both societyand the environment from as many angles as possible.

Other awesome companies who also classify as a B1C?The Good Pencil Company,Kind Humans,Avocado Green Mattress,All Good,Pela,Klean Kanteen,Fjord Lifestyle,Mirr,Peak Designs,Lubanzi Wines, and many others you might recognize.

If you haven’t checked our ourPledge for the Planet Commitment in a while, here’s a quick reminder on why these certifications are important:


CertifiedB Corporations work toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

1%for the Planet

1% for the Planet is an international organization that provides a way for both businesses and individuals to support the environment. Members donate 1% (at minimum) of their annual sales, either from a specific business line or the company as a whole to environmental causes. We’ve designated our rePETe line as a direct contributor to the 1% for the Planet movement.

Climate Neutral

Climate Neutral is an independent non-profit organization enlisting businesses and consumers to halt the effects of climate change. That means setting a new minimum standard of corporate responsibility for all companies: achieving a net-zero carbon footprint. ChicoBag & To-Go Ware have committed to being Climate Neutral Certified, setting a new bar for companies using business as a force for good.

All these seem well and good, ChicoBag, but why certify when you can just ride a bike to work or donate some money to a charity and call it good?

The answer: certification keeps us accountable. With B Corp, we’re legally required to uphold strict standards of operations. With 1%, there’s a specific number we have to donate each year. With Climate Neutral, we must offset our carbon footprint. Being a B1C means we focus on what’s important and maintain transparency at all times.

Cheers to that!

To celebrate this triple whammy of environmental consciousness, we’re doing a giveaway! That’s right -- FREE earth-friendly swag from ChicoBag and with two other B1Cs: The Good Pencil Company and Kind Humans!

And what better day to launch such a giveaway? Earth Day, of course! April 22, Aka ChicoBag’s 16th birthday, is the day we’ll be announcing winners.

Follow To-Go Ware and ChicoBag's Instagram for more details and how to enter!