Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

Mountain Resort

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

United States

www.skitaos.com

About Taos Ski Valley

Taos, nestled among the pristine peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Northern New Mexico, is one of North America’s premier mountain resort and adventure destinations. With an abundant 300 inches of average annual snowfall, 300 days of sunshine, and with over 1200 skiable acres of terrain, Taos offers a relaxed, friendly, welcoming atmosphere, breathtaking scenery and exhilarating terrain for every ability level. The resort offers a spirited mountain experience unlike any other and is committed to maintaining its authentic charm while investing in new amenities both on-mountain and in the base area.

Taos has long maintained a commitment to the people who live in Northern New Mexico, as well as to a sustainable economic future for the entire region. Moreover, the resort is proud of its ongoing stewardship of its stunning natural environment, which is driven by its Taos Verde initiative, which promotes a more resilient and robust local community. Taos Verde includes five core areas of focus: energy efficiency, land stewardship, efficient water use, responsible waste management and community engagement.

To learn more about Taos Ski Valley please visit www.skitaos.com.

Becoming a B Corporation means that Taos’ long-held values of inclusion, sustainability and respect for all are validated. This is highlighted by the following quote from a staff member responding to a recent employee survey, "I've been in other workplaces where I didn't feel I had the freedom to be who I am. But I feel very happy to be at [Taos] where individualism is both celebrated and respected, and it is something that brings people in our workplace together."

As a company that depends on environmental sustainability and a reverence for its local communities, B Corp status is a natural fit. Visitors that choose Taos for their next vacation will be doing so with the knowledge that they’re supporting our sound ethics.

The Change We Seek®

As a company dependent on snow and the mountain ecosystem, Taos is invested in ensuring the health of its natural environment. The company is also committed to economic development for the entire Northern New Mexico region. They pursue business practices that are not only environmentally friendly, but which promote a more resilient and robust community that celebrates the rich, living cultures that are woven together in the region.

Taos is the first ski resort in the world to become a certified B Corp, and, as a trailblazer, they hope many other mountain communities will follow. By protecting their natural environment and promoting positive connections with local communities, Taos believes the entire outdoor industry will continue to thrive while being stewards of the planet for future generations.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2017
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.

13
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.

18
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).

7
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.

42
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.

9
6
Overall B Score
90
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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