Back to Blog home

Happy New Year

December 31 2014

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." - Benjamin Franklin

As we look down the path of 2015, knowing very little about what it will bring, we can take comfort in knowing that, here at Klean Kanteen HQ, we do our best to live and do business with intention every day. 

Since releasing the first Kanteen in 2004, we've taken significant steps to reduce our overall environmental footprint. In 2008, we became a member of 1% For The Planet, and have since donated more than 1% of our annual sales to nonprofits working to protect the earth. In 2012, we proudly joined the ranks of Certified B Corporations by meeting the rigorous and independent B Corp standards of performance, accountability and transparency. These standards continue to guide our practices, and always will. You can view our public company report from 2014 here.

Today, as much as when we first started out, we are a family business to the core. We are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, children and friends. We are a small, family-owned and-operated company in northern California with more than 30 years of history and an enduring commitment to product and service excellence. We treat our customers like good neighbors and our partners like dear friends. We have stakeholders, not shareholders, and our bottom line is simple: to provide affordable, safe, healthy, high quality products and accessories and to promote and encourage health, sustainability and environmental awareness.

In this New Year, we want to say thank you to you! We couldn't do it without our outstandingly loyal customers. 

Cheers to a grand, brand-new year!