Global Works

Travel with Purpose

Lafayette, Colorado

United States

About Global Works

Global Works was founded in 1989 on a vision of creating international travel programs that combined community service and adventure travel as a way to give back. Twenty-seven years later, Global Works has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most professional and well organized student travel operations. Focusing on authentic travel experiences, sustainable community service, cultural immersion, leadership, and adventure, travelers return home with increased confidence, knowledge, and a greater sense of global citizenship. Partnering with communities and non-profit organizations worldwide, Global Works co-develops projects that make a positive impact on both travelers and their partners.

Authentic travel programs challenge participants to immerse themselves in a true local experience. Therefore, Global Works contracts locally owned providers for everything from lodging and meals to transportation and adventure activities.

As a Certified B Corp, we are held accountable for our mission statement: Global Works strives to provide travelers with rewarding community service and adventure travel programs, which foster personal growth and promote social and cultural awareness for them and the communities they serve. In addition, we are held accountable for environmentally friendly business practices, promoting local businesses, employing awesome people, and standing tall for what we value. Becoming a Certified B Corp is the right thing to do!

The Change We Seek®

Global Works can:

  • be a leader in the field of meaningful service learning.
  • be the flagship program in student travel that emphasizes ethical and responsible engagement with local communities.
  • seek to instill a passion for service work, humanitarian efforts, and environmental preservation throughout the lifetime of a Global Works traveler.
  • deepen participants’ understanding of social-economic, political, and cultural inequalities of our world. and open their eyes to their role in positive change.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2017

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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