YIKES, Inc

Web Design and Development

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

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About Yikes

YIKES, Inc. is a women-owned Web design and development company dedicated to green business practices. YIKES specializes in Custom Web design, Web site maintenance, ecommerce, Web/database integration, custom built Web-based applications, content management systems, FLASH and multimedia. Their Web sites incorporate the latest technologies and range from basic informational sites to complex database-driven, dynamic sites with full content management. YIKES was the winner of the 2005 Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia's Triple Bottom Line Award for Best Service Company.

We recognize the potential to participate in creating a way for businesses to leave a positive environmental footprint and are excited to be a part of a national movement toward responsibility and sustainable practices. Becoming a B corporation further solidifies YIKES, Inc. position in the marketplace as an environmentally-conscious organization.

At YIKES they specialize in serving non-profit organizations and businesses with the most original Web design and Ecommerce solutions. All of their sites are homemade - they don't use templates, automatic writers, outsourcing or any other "shortcuts". Having been in business since 1996, they pride themselves on outstanding quality and un surpassed customer service.

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The Change We Seek®

YIKES is an old-fashioned, high-tech company. Since 1996 YIKES, Inc. has continued to be a socially responsible business observing the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. YIKES is committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy.

YIKES is a Sustaining member of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. YIKES is proud to have earned Green America's Business Seal of Approval and B Corporation Certification having successfully completed both organizations' screening processes. The YIKES office is powered by 100% Renewable electricity through The Energy Cooperative. YIKES recycles and composts office waste and prints promotional materials on recycled paper with soy ink. The YIKES office uses green cleaning and paper products. YIKES is also a 100% Replanted office and has a Technotrash Can located in the office for et-waste.

YIKES provide a 10% discount for nonprofits. YIKES offer in-kind services and employees donate a percentage of YIKES' profits to non-profit organizations every year.

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2010
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 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: >50% recycled office supplies; >75% recycled paper use; >50% renewable energy use

Employees: All employees paid a living wage; >80% individual health insurance premiums covered; >3 weeks maternity leave

Community: >50% ownership in same community as 2/3 workforce; >60% local suppliers; >50% local customers; >50% women employees; >75% employees take time off for community service

Consumers: 65% of services help increase capital flow to purpose driven enterprises

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