Green Living Enterprises

Marketing, Communications & Event Services

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

www.GreenLivingEnterprises.ca

About Green Living Enterprises

Over the past decade, Green Living has increased public awareness of environmental issues and inspired personal action through its print publications and www.greenlivingonline.com. Green Living also produces national and regional environmental events, including the Green Living Show, Green Jobs Forum, Green Toronto Awards, Green Living Business Forum, Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards, and the ECR Awards (Green Living Awards for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility). Green Living Enterprises is a full-service media, marketing, custom content provider and events company that has created and deployed advertising and marketing campaigns for companies such as Scotiabank, The Home Depot, Direct Energy, and Toronto Hydro.

Green Living Enterprises became a founding member of B Corp to be part of a growing community of businesses that have committed to social and environmental responsibility.

"Our work as a full-service green media, marketing, and events company connects our clients to conscientious consumers. We are proud to be a founding member of B Corp, who is rewarding and illuminating those companies that are building the new economy." - Laurie Simmonds, President and CEO

The Change We Seek®

Green living seeks to educate and motivate consumers to make informed choices and use their purchasing power to create a sustainable lifestyle and healthier environment.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2012
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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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.

38
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.

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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.

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10
Overall B Score
125
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: 

Governance: >75% management is evaluated regarding corporate social and environmental performance targets; Employees, community, environment and customers have representation on Board of Directors; >25% of company is owned by employees

Workers: 50% employees participate in bonus plan; Employee retirement plan includes Socially-Responsible Investing option; 100% employees participate in external professional development; 

Community: 100% of materials purchased from suppliers have third-party social/environmental certifications; >30% of suppliers is majority owned by women/ethnic minorities; >75% employees participate in company-organized community service days

Environment: Incentives in place to encourage carpooling/public transportation; Have implemented the use of wind power; Monitor and record greenhouse gas emissions; Offset >50% of greenhouse gas emissions through carbon credit purchases 

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

Miscellany: 

Blogs/Feeds

• Green Living Online Go»

• Green Living Show Go»

• Green Living on Facebook Go»

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