Sustainability @ Pharos

Sustainability is in our company’s DNA. We exist to help organizations reduce their printing, which not only saves them a lot of money, it also shrinks their ecological footprint. At Pharos, we also strive to live the values that we espouse—to be caring, respectful, and committed to our customers, our employees, and our partners. This commitment extends to all of our stakeholders, including the environment and the broader community in which we live.

Certified B Corporation

That’s why Pharos is proud to be a Certified B Corporation.
B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by voluntarily meeting higher social and ecological standards of transparency, accountability, and performance. B Corps inspire and challenge all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

At Pharos we also value stewardship, an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. When we say we work to “make print the way it should be,” we mean that our efforts and insights will result in more than just cost savings, waste reduction, and improved security for our customers. Our efforts and insights, driven by our values, will also result in more mindful printing behaviors—users who are more mindful of the resources they consume with each decision to print.

Whether it’s the 13 ounces of clean water required to produce a single sheet of paper, or the energy required to create and transport paper and toner, every decision to print has a cost with more depth than simply the dollar value of the printing transaction.

With this level of stewardship behind every decision to print, page volumes inevitably decline. As our commitment to stewardship permeates our customers through our products and services, there is a global payback. This is the essence of what it means to be a Certified B Corporation.

“I am proud to advance our social mission by strengthening our partnership with Pharos, a certified B Corp vendor…Pharos is above and beyond a print management solution.”

– Nina L Wallkvist, University of San Francisco

Pharos is also proud to be an AASHE Business Leader, aligning with AASHE’s mission “to inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation.” Pharos is in its third year as an AASHE Business Leader and has twice sponsored the AASHE Sustainability Director’s Retreat.

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