Best for The World, 2015.
In 2015, EcoZoom earned a score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on workers, the community and the environment. That means every day, EcoZoom and our fellow honorees are creating stronger communities, high quality jobs and a healthier planet. We're honored to be one of the 2015 Best for The World companies for our overall impact.
"EcoZoom is proud to be a Certified B Corporation and Best for the World, which opens up business opportunities and possibilities. This mindset allows us to find creative and impactful partnerships and strategies that would elude us if we focused only on profits. We hope to be joined by even more companies that strive to use the power of business for positive social and environmental change," Ben West, Co-founder of EcoZoom.
Inc. 5000 (Annual Ranking of the Fastest Growing Companies in America), 2015.
In 2015, we landed a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. With this recognition, EcoZoom joins previous members, including Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Oracle and Zappos.com. What set us apart from other companies on the Inc. 5000 list? We are a Certified B Corporation. This Inc. 5000 recognition proves it’s possible to achieve success while staying focused on people and the planet.
"I'm incredibly proud of what the EcoZoom team has accomplished to get to this point. Reaching millions of people with our products and having a strong plan for reaching millions more while having a positive impact is very heartwarming. Being included in the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in 2015 is an achievement of a lifetime." Ben West, co-founder.
International Design Excellence Awards, 2014.
The Zoom Jet, one of our earlier charcoal cookstoves, was awarded Gold in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) by a panel of 24 international design experts over 2,000 other entries. The stove was designed in a cookstove laboratory in the USA, run by the Aprovceho Research Center, a leading organization in the cookstove engineering and testing field. We then worked with partners to bring prototypes to 6 countries for testing with cooks and engaged with industrial designer Diana Sierra to re-design the look, feel and ergonomics of the product.
"Good design is about helping people in limited condition to work with their resources and limitations to create solutions that truly address the consumer needs and aspirations. Smart products take into consideration all the variables in a users' environment and no matter how tough those are, they still will be able to offer affordable, functional, ergonomic, beautiful and aspirational solutions that dignify people and empower them to unleash the incredible potential that exists in every human being," says Diana Sierra, EcoZoom Zoom Jet Designer.
Oregon Sustainability Awards, 2012 Finalist.
In December 2012, the board of the Oregon Sustainability Awards connected with the Association of Oregon Industries and NEBC for the 5th Annual Oregon Sustainability Awards.
In 2006, Governor Kulogoski issued Executive Order 06-02. The executive order specifically requests that the board assist local governments and the private sector with the development of sustainability practices, promote sustainable economic investment and development, and advance sustainability performance in state government. Read more about the awards here.