Trico Homes

Builder of new single and multi family homes

Calgary, Alberta

Canada

www.tricohomes.com/

About Trico Homes

As one of Calgary’s top five builders, the organization has received numerous accolades: a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a B Corporation certification and one of Canada’s Best Workplaces, to name a few. What makes Trico unique is the organization’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), philanthropy and the ability to execute business through a created shared value strategy. At Trico, community investment and social impact aren’t just buzzwords, they make up the organization’s DNA. Trico’s approach is derived from their namesake and core values: Trust, Respect, Integrity, Community, Opportunity.

Trico is proud to be a B Corp, the company’s goals and objectives are closely aligned with that of the B Corp community: to use the power of business as a tool to address social and environmental issues.

With a reputation for integrity, innovative design, quality craftsmanship and customer care, Trico Homes brings their best to every community they work in. From breathing life into a tired community recreation centre, to providing staff and resources to build homes for poverty stricken families in Mexico, to finding government funding to help build affordable and accessible rental homes for disabled Calgarians, to partnering with indigenous communities to rebuild flood devastated homes, Trico consistently finds new ways to sustain business while empowering communities.

The Change We Seek®

There’s no end in sight for Trico’s desire to uncover new opportunities in underserved communities. The B Corporation mantra of “using business as a force for good” is sewn into the fabric of Trico’s corporate culture. There’s no stopping the organization while they embrace philanthropy, CSR and a created shared value strategy in the spirit of true social entrepreneurship.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2012
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.

32
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.

25
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).

2
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.

52
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
126
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: 

Governance: Half of Board composed of independent members; Explicit commitment to social impact; Formal whistle-blowing policy in place

Workers: All workers paid at least 28% above living wage; All workers enrolled in company's bonus plan; Tenured workers receive dental, short-term & long-term disability, and life insurance benefits; 70% of employees participate in professional development programming

Community: >25% of employees take part in company organized community service; >1% of profits dedicated to charity; Established local purchasing strategy

Environment: All facilities located within 1/2 mile of public transportation; Implemented energy-efficient solutions in corporate facilities; Office wide recovery and recycling program in place

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