Brightworks

Sustainability advisors LEED

Portland, Oregon

United States

www.brightworks.net

About Brightworks

Brightworks helps their clients capture and create lasting value by aligning their efforts with basic principles of ecological, social and economic sustainability. They provide comprehensive sustainability planning and facilitation services, helping their clients increase asset value, reduce operating costs, manage risk and enhance their brand, while helping address pressing global ecological challenges.

We became a B Corp to join a community of entrepreneurs who look beyond the bottom line, living the values they preach.

With over 120 projects active or completed, their team has the diverse professional background, depth of experience and unwavering commitment to excellent client service to ensure your success. Quite simply, they make sustainability systematic and cost effective for clients and projects of all types.

The Change We Seek™

They offer:

• Built Environment Sustainability Services 

Brightworks is widely recognized as a premier provider of LEED services of all types, with over 70 projects certified to date;

Providing full sustainability planning services for academic campuses, master plan and infrastructure scale projects worldwide

The unique “Beyond LEED” True Sustainability programs for buildings and communities.

• Organizational Sustainability Services

Helping corporations, public agencies and universities integrate sustainability deeply into strategic and operational planning, using practical strategies to achieve visionary goals.

• Sustainability Training

Teaching public and private trainings on green building and sustainability that add value to your career and our planet.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2010
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.

41
9
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.

31
22
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).

0
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.

7
32
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.

16
10
Overall B Score
95
80

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: 

Community: >40% local suppliers; Gives preference to local suppliers as well as sustainable and fair trade suppliers; 

Consumers: 100% products/service provide environmental benefits

Workers: 100% of workers paid a living wage; >80% health insurance premiums covered; >50% internal promotion; Provies >20 paid personal/vacation days 

Environment: Conducts a 3rd-party environmental audit; >25% of energy used at corporate facilities from renewable energy sources; >50% carbon inventory offset

2014 Best for the World Environment