W.S. Badger Named Real Leaders ‘150 Top Impact Companies of 2021’

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Sunscreen manufacturer joins purpose-driven companies such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, Etsy and Gaia in being recognized as using business as a force for good.

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W.S. Badger solar powered manufacturing facility in Gilsum, NH

It’s inspiring to find ourselves in the company of so many terrific organizations (including many of our fellow Certified B Corps) demonstrating how business can be a force for good in creating a better world.

W.S. Badger Co, an award-winning manufacturer of mineral sunscreens and organic personal care products, and a certified B Corp, today announced being named a 2021 Real Leaders™ ‘150 Top Impact Company.’ This prestigious award recognizes leaders and organizations all over the world that are making a positive social and environmental impact.

“We are honored to, again, be chosen as a Real Leader. Since our founding, Badger has been committed to ensuring our work benefits people and the planet in equal measure—from family-friendly practices to a solar-powered manufacturing facility,” says Rebecca Hamilton, Co-CEO of W.S. Badger Company. “It’s inspiring to find ourselves in the company of so many terrific organizations (including many of our fellow Certified B Corps) demonstrating how business can be a force for good in creating a better world.”

Since 2019, the Real Leaders Impact Awards has honored 100 companies in the global impact economy. 2021 saw that number expand to 150 organizations, which in addition to W.S. Badger, includes game-changers such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, Gaia, and Tesla. SEE IMPACT AWARDS RANKING.

“These top impact companies prove that businesses can thrive by being a force for good," said Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders. “They are the Real Leaders of the New Economy,” added Van Ness.

A special ceremony will be held on January 27th, 2021, to honor the winners and will include key impact speakers featuring Seth Goldman, Chairman of Beyond Meat and a musical performance from Michael Franti, a world-renowned musician and activist.

Badger is a family-run and family-friendly company that has been creating healthy products for people and the planet since 1995. Today those products—from award-winning reef-friendly mineral sunscreens to lip and body balms, hair oils, and bug repellents—are proudly made and packaged at its solar-powered manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. Badger’s unique company philosophy, pioneering family-friendly benefits, and B Corp community engagement have earned numerous awards and recognition, including New Hampshire’s Business of the Year 2019, and landing a spot on Forbes’ Small Giants list.

Badger became a Certified B Corporation in 2011, and in 2015 was one of New Hampshire’s first businesses to register legally as a Benefit Corporation. This for-profit status incorporates the pursuit of positive environmental and social impact in addition to profit. Visit http://www.badgerbalm.com for more information

Real Leaders is the world’s first business and sustainable leadership magazine and serves a community of visionaries, collaborating to regenerate our world. Its mission is to inspire better leaders for a better world. Real Leaders is a Certified B-Corp and signatory in the United Nations Global Compact (an advocate for achieving the global goals for sustainable development).

Real Leaders positions leaders to thrive in the new economy and to inspire the future.

Visit http://www.real-leaders.com for more information.

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