Rice Fergus Miller

Architecture, interior design and planning

Bremerton, Washington

United States

www.rfmarch.com

About Rice Fergus Miller

For almost three decades, Rice Fergus Miller has committed its practice to performing meaningful projects – ones that build and strengthen community. Housed in a reclaimed auto service center that is one of the most energy efficient buildings in the United States, Rice Fergus Miller blends the personal aspirations of its staff members with a vision for a sustainable community. The firm is an architecture, interior design, planning, and vizlab firm of 42 that focus on five main markets: senior living, healthcare, fire and emergency services, hospitality, and community projects. Rice Fergus Miller thrives on creative collaborations with involved clients and users -- those who participate in the design decisions that will affect their operations.

Building long-term relationships with clients has become fundamental to our practice. The structures we build, the products we use, the way we practice business, and the food we eat all play crucial roles in the health of our environment, but true sustainability is rooted in community, for communities rely on a healthy environment to thrive. Vital communities need three things to exist: Place, People, and History/Heritage. These three things are synergistically connected; the place, or environment, we live in influences our actions, our actions define our history/heritage, and our ownership of this history determines how we treat our Place. Through this circle of events we have the power and the choice to build strong communities that will sustain our future generations.

Good reputations are gained over time and we are proud that our clients have endorsed our commitment to excellent service and great buildings.

Becoming a Certified B Corporation legitimizes our pursuit of sustainability both in operations and practice and gives us the opportunity to educate others. It provides an internal framework for transparency and accountability. Plus, it give us a tracking tool to measure success and efficiency of our processes. And, we want to do the right thing -- we want to distinguish our firm as a better place for our employees, our clients, and our community.

The Change We Seek®

Rice Fergus Miller will use the certification a B Corp as a force for good both within the company and communities. The goal is to understand the scalability of this force for good at a broader perspective and to find ways to create more change from within. Rice Fergus Miller will use this certification as a roadmap to become more, efficient, more thoughtful, and more effective in its practice.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2016
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.

29
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).

N/A
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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6
Overall B Score
95
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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