Many companies call themselves socially responsible or environmentally friendly, but it’s often hard to separate out which are words and which are words backed by actions. At TAS, social impact is part of our daily vernacular and we’re continuously seeking ways to maximize and measure our approach.
TAS is a certified B Corporation
The idea behind B Corp is simple: people using business as a force for good. The “B” stands for benefit. B Corporations are certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. TAS became a B Corporation in August 2013, and we are proud to have joined a community of like-minded companies that are creating a movement to redefine success in business.
Our Head Office is 100% Bullfrog Powered
In order to reduce our environmental footprint, we’ve chosen 100% green energy with Bullfrog Power for our head office building. This means that Bullfrog’s generators put clean electricity onto the grid to match the amount of power our head office building uses, thus displacing energy from polluting sources. Bullfrog’s energy is generated from regional wind and hydro facilities that are EcoLogo-certified – an environmental standards verification program developed by Environment Canada that is now recognized worldwide.
TAS is a listed on the Social Venture Exchange (SVX)
The SVX is a platform launched out of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing that connects accredited impact investors with screened opportunities to generate demonstrable social and/or environmental impact, in additional to a financial return. TAS was one of the initial 12 companies on the SVX, which launched in September of 2013.