Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.

Filter silencers, vacuum filters, separators and oil mist eliminators

Itasca, Illinois

United States

About Solberg Manufacturing

Solberg manufactures standard and custom filtration, separation, & silencing products that protect machinery, the surrounding environment, and the workplace. Their worldwide company embraces growth and innovation while advocating and promoting sustainable responsibility.

We became a B Corp to help lead our economy to a better place. We felt like it was our responsibility to be an initiator in a standard this important and help build the sustainable economy.

The Change We Seek™

Solberg has taken the Triple Bottom Line philosophy and augmented it with their own “P7 Tree” Initiative: people, planet, power, product, philanthropy, protect, and profit. It is safe to say all of the actions which Solberg does, will fall into one of these categories. The benefit of expanding people, planet and profit to seven is that there are more topics for which to relate to helping others grasp their sustainable passion.

They are proud partners with DOE Better Buildings Better Plants, which is a voluntary goal to reduce their energy intensity by 25% over ten years. Their baseline year is 2008. This strategy is very helpful because they are proactively investigating ways to reduce their environmental footprint fundamentally helping labor efficiency, health and safety.

All of this internally helps them accomplish and build on their mission: “We partner with customers, colleagues, and suppliers to help them innovate and discover new possibilities.” Without a strong foundation and the integration of this philosophy throughout their company, their relationships and high quality products would not mean as much.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2011

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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: 

Workers: Cover >80% of health insurance premiums; Up to 20% employees hired from underserved communities; 100% employees participated in company's bonus plan last year.

Community: 23% profits donated to charity; >40% suppliers are independent and local Pay private school tuition for children of several employees

Environment: >50% company energy derived from renewable energy sources; Carbon footprint reduced up to 10% last year; Most facilities constructed to green building standards: Office-wide recycling program

2015 Best for the World Environment

2014 Best for the World Environment


Corporate Social Responsibility