Borden Communications + Design Inc.

Marketing Communications

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

www.bordencom.com

About Borden Communications + Design Inc.

Borden Communications + Design Inc., a highly passionate, hyper-focused, common-sense marketing communications firm, was founded in 1994 to help businesses and people live and work efficiently, effectively and consciously.

At Borden Communications + Design they take a holistic approach to consciously marketing responsible brands and services. The business offers many Logical Services and is continuously evolving. They encourage everyone to be their own expert by offering new perspectives, and helping them find the clarity to uncover simple solutions to daily challenges. The team at Borden are not coaches, consultants, or concierges, but rather a strategic blend of all of these roles working to increase efficiencies, revenue, health and happiness. As a consultant to small businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations, school groups and individuals, the message is always clear: Every action and every dollar matters and has an impact – so we’d better take each step wisely. Together.

We became a Founding Canadian B Corp because we believe that good people, doing good things should stick together to support each other. We hope that the B Corporation Community will be the ultimate catalyst for sustainable and ethical businesses to connect and collaborate with each other, bringing about constant positive change.

The Change We Seek®

The Borden Communications Team work by the African Proverb; ‘If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.’ They believe with conviction that everyone has the knowledge and power to make a difference.

Borden Communications is not a company with a green or eco component, social and environmental responsibility is at their core.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2011
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

30
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
109
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Governance: Annual review of social/environmental performance

Workers: Living wage paid to all employees

Community: Apply social and environmental screen to potential suppliers; Give preference to local suppliers; Employees offered >20 hours/year paid time off to volunteer; >10% of profits donated to local charities in previous year

Environment: >75% of paper products use sustainable materials; Renewable energy increased annually; Harvests rainwater and uses grey-water for irrigation at facilities