Salt Lake City, Utah, US – July 27, 2023, Synoptic Data Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) proudly announces its certification as a Benefit Corporation (B Corp). Synoptic Data is the industry leader in aggregating, processing, and disseminating real-time weather and environmental observational data to enhance public safety, improve the productivity of government agencies and commercial entities, and assist in research and educational initiatives to advance the understanding of Earth systems. Synoptic Data aggregates data from over 320 networks and over 120,000 active stations resulting in over 140 million daily observations.
As a Public Benefit Corporation, Synoptic Data has always been on a mission to provide a service that is for the public good. To enhance its commitment to that mission Synoptic Data engaged with B Labs, a nonprofit organization that thoroughly reviews the impact of business operations, their workers, the environment, customers, and communities to ensure that corporations are committed to providing a public service through the B Corp verification process.
“Reaching B Corp certification marks a significant milestone in our commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Becoming a B Corp exemplifies our dedication to balancing purpose with sustainability, demonstrating that businesses can be a force for positive change in the world.” said Ashish Raval, President of Synoptic Data PBC. “I firmly believe that sustainable practices and ethical decision-making are not just good for society, but they also drive long-term success and create shared value for all stakeholders. By obtaining B Corp certification, we are reaffirming our mission to redefine business success and pave the way for a more sustainable and inclusive future.”
Companies taking the B Corp Assessment score an average of 50.9. Synoptic Data scored a 91.6 and is the only B Corp-certified Weather Data API. Synoptic is proud to carry the B Corp movement forward and join similarly purpose driven companies around the world.
About Synoptic Data PBC
Synoptic Data PBC is the industry leader in aggregating, processing, and disseminating real-time weather and environmental observational data for users in a variety of sectors and applications. With origins at the University of Utah’s MesoWest program more than 20 years ago, Synoptic was founded to provide increased system reliability and capability, broaden the scope of services provided, and expand services to new customers and sectors. In addition to its technical services, Synoptic also adds value by simplifying access and providing global exposure for aggregated data sets. As a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and Certified B Corporation™, Synoptic is committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner that balances the stockholders pecuniary interests with our public benefit mission.
About B Lab
B Lab is a non-profit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: a positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.