VCER is one of only a few Michigan companies honored with exclusive B Corp designation

Kentwood, Mich., July 11, 2018 -- West Michigan’s Valley City Electronic Recycling (VCER) announced it is a certified “Benefit Corporation,”an exclusive designation that honors businesses with positive environmental and social impacts in society. VCER received its B Corp certification on June 25 after completing the nearly 7-month extensive certification process.

“B Corp has been on my radar ever since I purchased VCER six years ago. However, at the time there were too many other things we had to do to the business and we didn’t necessarily have all the resources that are needed to complete the process of attaining the B Corp certification,” Valley City Electronic Recycling President Jason Kehr said. “We have always followed the ‘People, Planet, Profit’ model of business, which is evident in in everything we do.”

The global third-party nonprofit, B Lab, honors for-profit businesses with the B Corp designated seal after the business has met the rigorous criteria that measures social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. There are more than 2,500 certified B Corps worldwide within over 130 industries. In Michigan, Valley City Electronic Recycling is one of 16 B Corps.

B Corp companies all have one common goal: creating a purpose-driven business that benefits all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

“I am very proud that VCER is now B Corp certified. It really solidifies the way we conduct business and the way we treat our employees and the environment,” Kehr said. “I think being B Corp certified will help further demonstrate what VCER’s values are as a company and how those values drive the way we conduct business. With this certification, VCER is now the premier electronic recycling and data destruction company not only to work for, but to work with in Michigan.”


About Valley City Electronic Recycling

Valley City Electric Recycling is a licensed large quantity universal waste handler dedicated to safe, secure and sustainable domestic recycling of electronics, medical and industrial equipment. Our end-of-life recycling services maximize resource recovery for older, unusable electronic equipment, and capture value from reusable equipment to reduce your overall electronic asset management costs. For more information, visit us online, www.valleycityer.com, or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValleyCityElectronicRecycling/