Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Sustainability Consulting

Lynchburg, Virginia

United States

sustainabilityconsulting.com

About Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Strategic Sustainability Consulting provides under-resourced organizations with the tools and expertise needed to understand and manage their social and environmental impacts. Through sustainability assessments, green office auditing, supply chain management, stakeholder consultations, sustainability disclosure and social marketing, SSC helps organizations find the business value in being a responsible corporate citizen. Their products and services can help you to identify your core social and environmental impacts, create a sustainability plan to align your triple bottom line, calculate your carbon footprint and go carbon-neutral, develop a sustainability report to share your commitment, and green your supply chain and optimize your product life cycle.

We became a B Corp because we believe strongly in "walking our talk" and so joining this wonderful community of like-minded businesses was not just for our own benefit, but also as a way to promote sustainable business practices to our clients.

 

The Change We Seek®

Their vision is "sustainability for every company". Everything they do is focused on making it easy, practical, and cost-effective for organizations to minimize their impacts on the environment while building strong, vibrant business models. When approached strategically, sustainability can be a lens to drive innovation, efficiency, brand awareness, and supply chain optimization. They seek to help organizations - especially those who have traditionally been overlooked in the sustainability sphere - find ways to make sustainability good for business.

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.

19
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.

N/A
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).

32
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.

55
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
87
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: 

Environment: >75% of corporate materials from sustainable materials, >50% of energy used at corporate facilities is renewable, company has maximized its use of renewable energy

Community: >20% of annual profits donated to charity, >50% of company's primary suppliers are independent and local, >75% of company's ownership is held within local community, company offers employees over 20 hours per year paid time off for community service

Miscellany: 

Publications

• Becoming a Sustainability Champion Go»
• Sustainability Change Management Go»
• Choosing Sustainability Management Software for Your Business Go»
• Sustainable Manufacturing: Comparing Lean, Six Sigma, and Total Quality Manufacturing Go»
• Green Marketing Go»
• Sustainability Change Management Go»

Case Studies

• Chicken of the Sea Go»
• University of Vermont Go»