Summerhill

Energy Efficiency program design and implementation

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

www.summerhill.com

About Summerhill

Summerhill is a leading Energy Efficiency and Product Stewardship services company specializing in consumer engagement. Since 2000, Summerhill has worked with industry, business, government, associations and NGOs to deliver meaningful consumer engagement programs for their customers in an effort to make significant positive environmental and business impact and affect consumer behavior change. As a knowledge and engagement leader for our clients, Summerhill provides unparalleled program management, key insights, and subject matter expertise in the areas of Energy Efficiency and Product Stewardship.

Summerhill Impact is Summerhill’s Innovation Group that focuses on developing leading edge pilot programs to gain key market insights and test new ideas to bring to market on a larger scale.

Summerhill is a Best Workplace in Canada and continues to win awards for its culture, people, and numerous environmental and social impact programs. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario with eastern and western offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Regina, Saskatchewan.

We are passionate, committed, and unafraid of taking risks, who challenge the status quo to find innovative and sustainable solutions to complex problems. Becoming a B Corp is a natural fit for us because we are agents for change, driven by a desire to create positive social and environmental impacts in the world around us. 

The Change We Seek®

Summerhill’s success has been made possible by working closely with remarkable clients and long-standing relationships with top Canadian utilities, retailers, manufacturers and associations have reinforced Summerhill’s mission and principles of delivering positive environmental and social impacts. 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2013
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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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.

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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).

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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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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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Overall B Score
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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: 90% of employees participated in bonus plan; over 80% of individual and family health insurance premiums covered by company; paid maternity and paternity leave offered to employees; workers also offered dental, disability, and life insurance; employees offered flex-time and telecommuting schedules.

Environment: Company is a member of an association that fosters environmentally sustainable business practices; company uses non-toxic, chlorine-free, and organic office supplies; company monitors indoor environmental quality to ensure a healthy workspace; more than 75% of printed materials use recycled paper.

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