Scoutcomms, Inc.

Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Firm

Fredericksburg, Virginia

United States

www.scoutcommsusa.com

About ScoutComms, Inc.

ScoutComms, Inc. is the nation’s premier communications and consulting firm with unmatched knowledge and experience in the nation's veteran and military communities. The firm's mission is to empower veterans and military families through communications grounded initiatives and collaborative partnerships that lead to greater awareness of veterans’ needs and expands their access to resources promoting their economic, physical and mental well-being.

At the heart of their work is a dedication to effective communications and impactful programming. ScoutComms works with a diverse array of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that employ, empower and serve veterans, service members and their families. The firm offers a wide range of qualitative and quantitative services, including public relations, advocacy, market research and strategy development.

Their work has resulted in a host of awards and recognitions including being recognized as the seventh fastest-growing PR firm on O'Dwyer's National PR rankings, Veteran Owned Business of the Year for 2015 by the local Small Business Development Center, Small Business Veteran of the Year by the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network, Veteran Business Champion of the Year for 2014 for Virginia by the Small Business Administration, Best Place to Work and Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for Stafford County, Virginia and two prestigious Silver Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of America.

In addition, to their paying client work, ScoutComms accomplishes its B Corp mission focusing on veterans through charitable giving, staff volunteer work, pro bono client engagements, and hiring of veterans and military family members. The firm is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business as the founder and CEO, Fred Wellman, is a 22-year Army veteran and four-time combat veteran of Iraq.

We converted ScoutComms to a B Corp because we are committed to the veteran and military family communities and wanted to make it clear that we aren't just doing what we do for money, but to make a difference for our communities. Being an organization with a dual-bottom line and mission focus on veterans and military families has been part of our founding principles from day one. Converting to a B Corp was a natural fit for us as it reflects our values of mission, transparency, sustainability, social impact and leadership in our community.

We aren't just advocates for our B Corp mission area; we are members of the community we support from multi-tour combat veterans, currently serving Reserve service members, military family members and non-profit executives. We are a team of passionate individuals dedicated to making a difference in our communities. We also believe that we can serve by leading the way for other businesses as an example of how business can be done with ethics, transparency and passion for the greater good.

The Change We Seek®

ScoutComms' vision is of a society that better understands the needs of veterans and military families and is committed to providing greater access to the social and economic resources essential to their health and well-being. We want the nation to understand that supporting veterans and their families doesn't mean handouts but a hand up as many of the millions are empowered to serve as leaders in business, public service and local communities across the country.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2015
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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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.

32
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).

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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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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.

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Overall B Score
125
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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