TriLibrium

Accounting Services

Portland, Oregon

United States

TriLibrium.com

About TriLibrium

TriLibrium breaks the mold of Certified Public Accounting firms. The accounting profession is full of people who prepare tax returns, audit financial statements, project cash flow and otherwise account for the financial bottom line. Where conventional firms see those services as the sum total of their business, they view them as a starting point towards building sustainable communities. You notice the difference immediately in their name: TriLibrium is a synthesis of triple bottom line and equilibrium. “Triple bottom line” captures their commitment to the mutually supportive values—people, planet, profit—that distinguish a sustainable business. “Equilibrium” refers to their commitment to establish balance among the three bottom lines in all that they do for their clients and as a firm.

TriLibrium became a B Corporation to insure that the values of sustainability were baked into the firm's DNA. B Corporation offers a benchmark towards excellence and holds organizations accountable while providing guidance towards sustainable communities through holistic business practices.

Inherent in their name is the promise of a different relationship than you’ve experienced with other accounting firms. Honest relationships define TriLibrium. You don’t treat your business, organization or life as a numbers game. And neither will they. In a triple-bottom-line world, numbers rarely tell the whole story or serve as an adequate guide for making decisions or measuring performance.

The Change We Seek®

TriLibrium's mission is to help businesses, organizations, and individuals succeed across the triple-bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit.

An economy exists to meet human needs. At TriLibrium, we’re contributing to an economy and building a business that works for all. For us, it all begins with honest relationships. It’s what our clients experience in the integrity and professionalism we bring to our engagements. It’s what our community sees in the passion we bring to our work as volunteers. And it’s what we share here at TriLibrium as we create the all-time best workplace.

Success at the expense of the environment doesn’t count. It’s as simple as that. That’s why we purchase 100% renewable energy for our offices. We offset 150% of our greenhouse gas emissions including employee travel. All of our sourcing and purchasing decisions take into account the vendor’s environmental (and social) policies and practices. And we recycle everything that can reasonably be recycled here in Portland.

As a CPA firm, we never need to be reminded of the importance of money; whether generating profits for businesses, helping individuals save on taxes or maximizing funds for nonprofits. Helping our clients reach their financial goals is at the heart of our business, tax and financial advice and services. We also value profits at TriLibrium. But making and spending them in support of a sustainable future matters even more.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2009
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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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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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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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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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Overall B Score
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80

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: >25% recycled office supplies; >50% of carbon inventory offset through purchase of carbon credits; >50% renewable energy

Employees: employees always included in strategic management decisions; +6 weeks paid maternity leave; +4 weeks vacation

Community: >40% of expenditures directed toward local suppliers; employees allowed time off for community service; >15% of suppliers located in low-income communities; >10% of net profits given to charitable organizations

Miscellany: 

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