Washington, DC, November 17, 2016 —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center named Optoro® the winner of the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Awards, in the category of Best Environmental Stewardship, which honors Optoro’s work to reduce the environmental impact of traditional reverse logistics programs.  

“We’re honored to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center for our commitment to strategic environmental initiatives,” said Ann Starodaj, Optoro’s director of sustainability. “At Optoro, we are committed to helping retailers find smarter and more efficient ways to manage the supply chain. We are proud to have helped 20 of the top 100 retailers and manufacturers in the United States mitigate the environmental threat of returns, and we look forward to forging more partnerships with companies who share our vision for a more sustainable future.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards honor businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world. For 17 years, this awards program has illustrated how every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good around the world. Companies and chambers of commerce from around the globe compete for the Citizens, making them one of the most coveted opportunities for recognition in corporate citizenship.

“Optoro’s innovations in reverse logistics are helping create a world without waste,” said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center.  “Their work is inspiring and we are thrilled to showcase such an innovative company.”

The Chamber Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Citizens Awards on November 17 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the awards program here.

About Optoro

Optoro is a technology company that is transforming the way the nation’s leading retailers process and sell their returned and excess inventory. Through its use of comprehensive, world-class data analytics and multi-channel online marketing, Optoro’s software platform determines the best path for returned and excess goods, maximizing recovery value, enabling consumers to get great deals, and reducing environmental waste. Founded in 2010, Optoro is based in Washington, DC and Maryland. Optoro, BLINQ, and BULQ are trademarks of Optoro, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.Optoro.com and follow us on twitter at @optoroinc.

About The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.
The U.S .Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.


Carly Llewellyn