Naturescapes

Landscaping Design and Installation

Paoli, Pennsylvania

United States

www.naturescapes-pa.com

About Naturescapes

Naturescapes has been providing tranquility right outside peoples’ doors for over 35 years. They specialize in creating environmentally sensitive gardens using many native plants, rejuvenating old landscapes and creating site restorations and habitats. Watch as your yard comes alive with healthy trees, evergreens, shrubs as well as perennials and bulbs. As experts in landscaping and horticulture, they will design and install trees and shrubs that will thrive in this climate.  they also install ponds and waterfalls, patios, pathways and stepways using natural materials.

Whether you believe it or not, the first thing visitors notice when they approach your home are your grounds. A dull, uninspired landscape doesn’t cast the best reflection on your home (or business). Naturescapes designs and creates that specially distinctive look presently missing in your yard. Located in Paoli, Pa, these professional landscapers have an unlimited number of ideas to create a well designed environmentally sensitive, low maintenance garden that creates a space to balance your needs with the natural world.

The values advanced by B Lab and B Corporations are ones that are important to us and also to our stakeholders. By becoming a B Corporation, we are better able to broadcast our commitment to those values and hopefully set an example of social and environmental responsibility in our community.

The Change We Seek®

Our goal is to provide a well-designed, environmentally sensitive and low maintenance garden that creates a space that balances your needs with the natural world. We accomplish this by:

• Recycling existing plants if feasible

• Procuring plants with larger root systems for better appearance, adaptability and longevity

• Selecting site-specific plants according to the motto: right plant - right place

• Choosing plants with multi-season ornamental qualities and habitat value

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2009
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.

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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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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).

N/A
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.

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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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Overall B Score
87
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: 

Environment: >51% of office supplies come from recycled materials; Policy to increase energy efficiency; % of renewable energy use increased annually

Employees: 100% of employees reimbursed for Continuing Education; All employees paid a living wage; 100% of individual health insurance premiums covered

Community: >75% of employees take time off for community service; 900 hours of volunteer service donated; >10% of net profits given to charitable organizations; >10% of employees from low-income communities; >60% of suppliers are local

Miscellany: 

Projects

• Naturespaces Project Gallery Go»