downloadBUFFALO, N.Y. February 29, 2016— VoIP Supply is proud to announce that they have been recertified as a B Corporation (B Corp) in Western New York for another three years. VoIP Supply first received its B Corp certification in December of 2013 and through much dedication to their employees and to the community, the company has earned the privilege of maintaining their status as a Certified B Corporation.

This is a major achievement for VoIP Supply, who continuously strives to be a great company, piloted by a great team of employees who strive to do great things for each other, their partners, vendors, as well as for the Western New York community.

voip_logo_large_2Being a B Corp Certified company means that VoIP Supply has met meticulous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency set by the nonprofit B Lab. Being a B Corp represents a new viable way of doing business and gauging success. It can be directly compared to the way food can be labeled as Fair Trade or USDA Certified, or architecture being classified as Leed Certified (Green).

VoIP Supply remains in group with over 14,000 other Certified B Corps from 42 distinct corners of the world-all-for-profit companies in a mix of over 120 industries with the common goal of reinventing success in business beyond profit growth.

As a B Corp, VoIP Supply has pledged to continue following the B the Change motto of B Corps- People Using Business as a Force for Good. The company is dedicated to constantly improving its culture in order to be a better company for employees, for the surrounding community and for the environment. As part of this, VoIP Supply remains true to participating in different volunteering efforts throughout the year, making donations to those most in need, as well as implementing an extensive recycling program.

Ben Sayers, founder and CEO of VoIP Supply is enthusiastic about the company’s achievement of reaffirming itself as a B Certified Corporation and looks forward to 2016 as a year with many promising things on the horizon.

“I’m very proud that we have been able to renew our certification and continue our participation in the B-Corp movement,” said Ben Sayers, founder and CEO of VoIP Supply.

For more information about VoIP Supply’s B Corp Certification please call 716-531-4329 or email our Marketing Supervisor Mary Cheney at

About B Corp

Certified B Corporations 1)meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2)legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3)build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. Since 2006, the B Corporation has added over one-thousand certified corporations from over 120 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.

About B Labdownload

B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1)building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2)accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3)promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business.

About VoIP Supply

VoIP Supply, LLC ( is your trusted source for everything VoIP; from our large selection of name-brand hardware to our CloudSpan Marketplace. VoIP Supply provides you with a fully staffed inbound call center with licensed, certified and highly trained VoIP experts that can help you with any problem you might have. Whether you are a home user, business, reseller or service provider, VoIP Supply has the products, experience and expertise to make your deployment a success.

VoIP Supply is a three-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, listed by Business First as one of WNY’s Most Admired Companies, as well as being consistently ranked one of Western New York’s Best Places to work. VoIP Supply is also the first Certified B Corporation in Western New York.

Our dedicated Solution Specialists are here to help, so call us today at 1-800-390-VoIP or visit our website at

voip supply volunteering

We like to volunteer and help our neighbors through local charities.

VoIP Supply has embarked on a “Year of Giving” to give back to our Buffalo and Western New York community.

Based in Amherst, NY, VoIP Supply is a Certified B Corporation (B Corp) committed to running a sustainable business with higher standards of social and environmental performance.

“We like to be an example to our fellow local businesses,” said Ben Sayers, CEO of VoIP Supply. “VoIP Supply puts people ahead of profits and that hasn’t hurt us; we’ve proven that a company can still be successful while acting responsibly.”

“Mostly I’m proud that our people share VoIP Supply’s vision by donating their time and helping out local charities,” said Sayers.


Our charitable efforts have already started and we have more events scheduled for the remainder of 2014 including:

  • E-Scrap for Camp: VoIP Supply a designated electronic recycling drop-off site to benefit Camp Good Days, helping kids with cancer.
  • Friends of the Night People: Employees volunteered during business hours to help at the Urban Diner, a dignified soup kitchen serving Buffalo’s East Side neighborhoods.
  • Meals on Wheels: Every Tuesday morning in May, teams of two employees deliver meals to North Buffalo residents in need.
  • Shoe Donation: In-house shoe donation aiding a local church’s collection drive to benefit small business ventures in developing countries while keeping old shoes out of local landfills.
  • Hospice Buffalo: Team entry in the Hospice Memorial Walk to raise money for Hospice patients in Buffalo.
  • Hearts for the Homeless: Volunteer group to help this mobile soup kitchen that provides food and clothing for the poor and homeless in Buffalo.
  • Buffalo VA: Effort to help the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
  • United Way Day of Caring 2014: VoIP Supply volunteers will pitch in to help out at the various events on the upcoming annual Day of Caring.

In its 12-year history, VoIP Supply has always donated to local charities including an ongoing $1.98 donation to Buffalo City Mission, the cost of one meal, for every order placed by our customers (Thank you, customers!).

However, the good deeds have not always benefited from a coordinated effort that was inclusive of everyone’s abilities within the organization. “Our company goal is to give back at least once a month, doing something great throughout the entire year which allows everyone at VoIP Supply the opportunity to get involved,” said Paula Griffo, President and CFO of VoIP Supply.

VoIP Supply’s mission, as Sayers has said before, is to “do well, so that we can do good for others.”

Voip supply Green

VoIP Supply is proud to do everything we can to contribute to a sustainable future.

B the Change Facebook cover photo

Our company has taken initiatives to cut back our carbon footprint by allowing employees to work from home one day a week (or occasionally more), recycle all the shipping material we receive, recycle as much trash and paper as we can separate, host our warehouse as a drop-off site for SunnKing’s E-Scrap 4 Camp, and participate in the Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper Shoreline Sweep every spring/fall to pull pounds of trash out of one of the many waterways in Western New York. We’ve even made B-Corporation company status through our sustainable efforts. Working to create a better tomorrow is the heart of our company, and with that, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite brands who focus on the same causes as us so we can all make a better educated purchasing decision.


Adtran is green

VoIP Supply is proud to offer ADTRAN’s series of devices, including the NetVanta series. Many of the NetVanta switches, routers, IP business gateways and IP telephony systems include eco-sustainable features, primarily Power over Ethernet functionality. PoE is one of the most sustainable approaches one can take towards a greener lifestyle: it contributes to decreased energy consumption and increases your cost savings with lower wattage usage. ADTRAN also works to ship their products in the most eco-friendly packaging possible, they comply to worldwide RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substance) and WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) directives, follow the downstream user obligations under the REACH directive, and attained ISO 14001 certification.


Cisco is one of the most well known names in the industry; their logo was recognizable to me before I even knew what a gateway was. With that kind of industry dominance, Cisco focuses at being a global leader of sustainable efforts. Their commitment to sustainability has been awarded, recognized by top industry magazines, and comply to environmental standards such as ISO 14001, Global Reporting Initiative, and GHG protocol. Since 2006 Cisco has been working to reduce their energy and greenhouse gas production. All previously set goals have since been reached and now they’re working on lowering it further. In order to meet these new goals, they have to design their own products to emit the lowest waste possible, meaning for every Cisco product you buy, you’re doing likewise.


As a leading headset manufacturer, Jabra recognizes that they have a certain example to set. Therefore, Jabra complies with REACH and has obtained ISO 14001 certification in the efforts to reduce their inclusion in the amount of technological waste that is growing in our landfills. They aim to use as little material as possible to reduce plastic consumption, use biodegradable material, and move as many headsets with as little fuel usage and packaging as they can.



These unique IP cameras from Germany weren’t originally created to be a green product; they just naturally were. All MOBOTIX cameras are robust, solid, and weatherproof, and more often than not, a MOBOTIX camera will last for up to 9 years or longer. There are no moving parts to wear and tear before the life of the camera gives up. That also accounts for the low wattage the camera uses over Ethernet (PoE). You guessed it: that keeps money in your pocket, energy saved, and electronics out of landfills. Rarely are electronics made to last a decade, but MOBOTIX is.

Netgear Green


NETGEAR committed itself to the green initiative by creating it’s own level of standards. NETGEAR Green is a verification that the particular product either meets or exceeds
global environment standards. These standards include but are not limited to: RoHS, Energy Star, WEEE, CEC, REACH, and Battery Directive. NETGEAR Green includes a variety of routers, switches (both managed and unmanaged), ProSafe switches, storage devices and Powerline.


Much like Cisco, Polycom is too large and influential to let an opportunity like letting a global sustainability initiative pass by. As part of their corporate social responsibility, they launched the Polycom Takeback and Recycle Program and included the ‘Crossed Wheelie Bin Symbol’ on their products to advise customers not to throw Polycom products away in the municipal trash, but to dispose of it as e-waste. With that kind of approach to recycling, it’s probably no surprise to you that they comply to the RoHS, WEEE, and the Battery Directive as well.



In an effort to lower CO2 emissions, VIVOTEK turned their attention to the green cause in 2006 when they were certified for ISO 14001 and IECQ HSPM QC 080000. VIVOTEK also complies with RoHS, EUP, and WEEE directives. Green VIVOTEK is directly aimed at proactively reducing the amount of hazardous materials used in production, storage management, and degradable package consideration. Best part: Green VIVOTEK isn’t just a line; like Cisco and Polycom, they apply these standards to all their products.


VoIP Supply Refresh

Yup, a shameless plug, but I come by it honestly. At VoIP Supply we’ve been taking gently used VoIP equipment and tested it, vigorously cleaned it, and repackaged it to provide a lower cost alternative to brand name products. Our Refresh line has saved thousands of perfectly good—albeit old—phones, cameras, switches, gateways, and TDM cards from going in the trash and made several people who are more concerned about cost than age very happy. It’s a great department within our company and we all get that warm fuzzy feeling when we watch those hundreds of devices move through our warehouse instead of going in the trash…well, instead of going in the E-Scrap for Camp bin; at VoIP Supply the only thing we tend to throw away are leftovers and Kleenex’s (the business park was against a composite bin).

I hope this blog post helps you look into outfitting your office with equipment you can feel good about.  If you’re looking for a new phone system, consider powering it over the Ethernet as an eco-friendly, cost saving, and future proof method. Call the experts at VoIP Supply at 1.800.398.8647 to help get started on your Green office today!

For more information on the sustainability efforts of these and other IP companies, see the links below.

Aastra Go Green
Adtran Sustainability
AudioCodes Quality, Safety and Environment
AXIS Environment
Cisco Environment
ClearOne Green Initiative
Jabra CSR and Environment
Konftel Environmental Policy
Logitech Social and Environmental Responsibility
Media5 Quality and Environment
Panasonic Environment
Patton Environment
Polycom Recycle Program
Environmental Protection at Sennheiser
Green-VoIP with snom
Sony Environment
ZTE Environmental Protection