PeaceWorks Technology Solutions

Full IT consulting

Waterloo, Ontario

Canada

www.peaceworks.ca

About PeaceWorks Technology Solutions

PeaceWorks Technology Solutions provides first-rate services and technology solutions that enable organizations to achieve their mission with increased ease and efficiency. We begin with genuine client-focused relationships, connecting client needs with sustainable and reliable technology solutions. PeaceWorks offers a complete suite of solutions including strategic planning, custom software development, CRM technologies, cloud computing, websites, hosting, reselling, as well as network implementation, maintenance and support. PeaceWorks technology offerings are backed by skilled employees and supported by a diverse team of technical consultants. Our end to end solutions have made PeaceWorks the perfect choice for hundreds of not-for-profit and for-profit business clients for nearly 20 years.

We became a B Corp out of the desire to be recognized as more than an exceptional technology company, but also as company that is dedicated to making the benefits of technology affordable and accessible to all organizations. We believe in the power of business to encourage social justice.

The Change We Seek®

PeaceWorks promotes socially responsible entrepreneurship. PeaceWorks provides computer consulting services that empower both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Our vision is to build relationships with people and organizations, creating dynamic communities that use technology for the benefit of all. All PeaceWorks employees share that same vision for equality and affordability which is evident in every client relationship that is formed. Further, we take our profits and funnel them directly back into the charitable and not-for-profit sector.

Our mission is to work with organizations to strengthen mission delivery through technology. We believe that the work of our clients is impacting our world and we want to help. We understand that our success is measured by the impact of our clients. In all the work we do, we constantly strive to live out our values of:

  • Social Justice – We value all efforts that ensure the dignity and well-being of all people, especially the most vulnerable.
  • Community – We acknowledge the importance of local communities and the environment, and the responsibilities we share for the well-being of both.
  • Integrity – We foster relationships built on trust, transparency, and integrity. We respect staff and clients as valued partners in building toward our vision of a better world.
  • Expertise – We believe in skilled work with strategic insight, delivering solutions that fit organizations well and help organizations succeed.
  • Ownership – We are a worker-owned business with governance that demonstrates values of democracy, equality, and equity. We take collective ownership for living our values and serving our clients.
What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 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.

7
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.

60
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).

26
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.

19
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.

14
6
Overall B Score
127
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: >50% of profits donated to charities; >40% of suppliers are local; Banks with a local independent bank

Employees: >71% of company owned by employees; Living wage paid to all employees;>80% of health insurance costs covered for all employees and their families; Part-time employees qualify for health benefits; >15% of employees reimbursed for continuing education

Environment: >50% of office supplies from recycled/sustainable materials; All facilities located within 1/2 mile of public transit