DOJO4

Software, Web and Mobile Design

Boulder, Colorado

United States

dojo4.com

About DOJO4

DOJO4 is a software and design agency that partners with purpose-driven organizations to make the world a better place. They specialize in applications that solve difficult problems or engage big data, and websites that require ultra-high availability, ultra-high performance, and extreme security. Recognizing that many amazing organizations can significantly increase their impact with the use of relatively simple technology, in addition to custom-built software, DOJO4 can also advise on and design/customize “out-of-the-box” tools for its impact partners.

DOJO4 is a worker-owned cooperative and sustainable business that supports a small group of excellent developers, designers, writers, artists, financiers, thinkers and their families in an environment that prioritizes integrity, knowledge and humor. The energy and joie de vivre of the founders and members at DOJO4 come from having honed their craft over many years and doing work that is meaningful and integrated with what they love.

The DOJO4 mission is to create exemplary technology and design products that further positive social and environmental transformation while also fostering trusting, conscientious and joyful human relationships that bring value to the company, its professional partners and community.

We became a B-Corp in order to solidify a lasting culture of change within DOJO4 and to become more deeply connected with other organizations who are also using business as a force for good. We believe that technology can provide a way for people to be able to do important things in better ways, and that it’s necessary to integrate that view into the culture of fostering the greater good. Life is precious and short, and if we’re going to be indoors working at computers, we’re going to make a positive impact on the world while we’re there!

The Change We Seek®

DOJO4 believes that the correct application of technology–through the vision of social entrepreneurs and change agents–is one of the most direct paths to improving the human condition and the health of our planet on a massive scale. Towards this end, DOJO4 seeks to magnify and enhance the work of their partners, who are addressing a wide array of social and environmental issues.

DOJO4 also believes that technology and design products should be a reflection of the human care and intellect that helped to craft them. Thus, the personal aspirations and meaningful engagement of the DOJO4 team is integral to the fabric of the company. They rigorously refrain from releasing shoddy code, implementing misguided design, or letting relationships go untended. In this way–and through our abundant open-source contributions–we strive to enrich the global tech ecosystem and provide the most sustainable technical consulting and products available.

If you use technology to address social or environmental issues, or fund those who do, you will find yourself among friends at DOJO4. They have an open office, so stop by anytime to say hello and change the world.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2015
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.

23
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).

4
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.

35
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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6
Overall B Score
99
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: 

Community: >60% of company's expenses are spent with local, independent suppliers

Environment: >50% of their team commutes by foot or bike

Governance: practices 100% financial and governance transparency with team members

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