B Lab Global is proud to announce Mayfly Outdoors as their 2022 Best of the World, recognizing Certified B Corporations (B Corps) around the world that are making an extraordinary positive impact on the community.
The award recognizes Mayfly as one of the most community-minded companies internationally, ranking in the top 5% of all B-corps in their respective company size. Mayfly is best known as the manufacturer of the Abel®, Ross Reels® and Airflo® fly fishing brands.
Mayfly, headquartered in Montrose, Colorado, boasts several engineering and manufacturing operations, and recently expanded into a new, 41,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The company employs approximately 130 people worldwide throughout California, Colorado and the United Kingdom.
Since its inception in 2006, B Lab has focused primarily on “best-in-class” businesses, including small and large corporations and forward-thinking companies fully committed to adopting best business practices and be a role model for others.
Many other household names have earned similar status from B Lab, including fellow outdoor industry brands Patagonia and Kleen Kanteen. The organization also includes larger corporations such as Etsy and ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps in 80 countries and 155 industries.
“Montrose is really important to us and our goal is to make it a better place,” said David Dragoo, founder of Mayfly. Mayfly is currently partnering with the Montrose community to restore and improve nearly 1.5 miles of the Uncompahgre River.
The effort includes the recently completed Connect Trail, which includes nearly 2.25 miles of new hiking trails for families and outdoor enthusiasts, preserving over 40 acres of land for improving open space and protecting wildlife habitats.
“Every Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar on how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities and environment,” said Dan Osusky, Director of Standards and Insights. at B Lab Global.
More than a badge of honor, Best for the World provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, lessons and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector.
Mayfly was previously recognized by former Governor John Hickenlooper and current Governor Jared Polis for their positive impact and contributions to Montrose. “Our products are made in Montrose by the best and brightest local talent, and we’re very proud of that,” added Dragoo.
For more information about the B Lab and 2022 Best for the World honorees, visit https://www.bcorporation.net/en-us/news/press/b-lab-announces-2022-best-world-b -corps