AMSTERDAM - SEPTEMBER 7TH 2021- Dutch DTC eyewear brand, Ace & Tate, announce today that they have achieved certified B Corp status, positioning them alongside a global community of businesses that balance purpose and profit by maintaining high environmental and social standards. In parallel, Ace & Tate have also launched their first responsibility report – a summary of the brand's sustainable actions, impact-driven goals, and a transparent look at their successes and failures on their journey to B Corp certification.
We hope that this report will accelerate learning, said Founder and CEO Mark de Lange. Try this, but learn from our mistakes when trying that. We want it to start conversations about limiting impact as well as about sustainable innovation.Founder and CEO Mark de Lange
The Responsibility Report covers environmental and social impact results from 2019 to 2020, during which Ace & Tate implemented the structural and operational changes to their business necessary for the vigorous B Corp assessment. By sharing transparent and honest insights into their process, Ace & Tate intends to call for more accountability in the eyewear industry.
- Offsetting their entire 2020 carbon footprint through a partnership with Dutch foundation Trees for All who invest in sustainable forestry, making Ace & Tate entirely carbon neutral.
- Creating recycling initiative Reframe, where customers can return their old frames to be refurbished and resold on Depop.
- Developing a cross-industry partnership with Reflow, a project committed to developing circular and regenerative resources to save 556.7kg of plastic from their demo lenses from landfill.
Designed by the eyewear brand's in-house creative team — in collaboration with Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson — The Responsibility Report further highlights Ace & Tate's continued commitment to co-creation projects with established and up-and-coming creatives.
Read Ace & Tate's Responsibility Report below and visit their website here to learn more about their Responsibility journey.