The Detailing Knights

Mobile Waterless Auto Detailing

Brampton, Ontario

Canada

www.detailingknights.com

About The Detailing Knights

The Detailing Knights increase convenience and quality at a great price, all while raising awareness for the water usage crisis in the environment.  Their detailing methods are highly effective and can be taught easily.  Using waterless car washing products, they have been able to reduce detailing time by more than half while increasing the quality of work done reducing water waste by 99%.

The Detailing Knights offer customers a more convenient option for getting their vehicle cleaned.  Thanks to their waterless exterior car wash and polish, The Detailing Knights are able to travel to a customer’s home or office.  The Detailing Knights and have also set up satellite locations at shopping mall parking lots and Fitness Clubs.

The Mission of The Detailing Knights is to become the World’s number 1 waterless car detailing company.  They aim to become pioneers in the new waterless car washing movement thereby allowing Canada to become known for its water saving focus. Their company model is focused on entrepreneurial development.  Within 5 years, The Detailing Knights will become a premier academy for high school graduates and college students who want to learn the art of being an entrepreneur through real life experience.

Our main reason for having the Detailing Knights assessed for B Corp certification was to keep our vision on the right track.  Our ultimate goal is to have a student learning how to run their own business in every country around the world and becoming a part of the B Corp community is vital to that aim.  We want to keep our company focused on building the leaders of tomorrow to be savvy business owners with a strong eco-conscience. 

The Change We Seek®

The Detailing Knights are sick of seeing youth unemployment numbers rise and are focused on bringing it down as much as possible.  It is clear that there is a definitive disconnect between youth being hired due to their inexperience, yet the only real experience is minimal and not in their desired field.  The Detailing Knights believe that every student should run their own business at least once and are now creating the platform for this to be done with the least amount of resistance.  In a partnership with the small business enterprise centre that runs the Summer Company Grant program, they are able to help eager youth build valuable skills they can use in any career path that they choose.  Moving forward, the Detailing Knights will be able to help at risk youth in low income communities that have the motivation, but lack the means to take the next step forward.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2013
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.

21
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.

31
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).

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.

70
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.

15
6
Overall B Score
137
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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Press

  • "Profile: Ryan Knight - founder and CEO The Detailing Knights" The Habari Network Go »
  • "Ryan Night Detailing Knights" The Dr. Vibe Show Go »
  • "Waterless car washes" Drive Magazine Go »
  • "Saving the environment - and your car" Good News Toronto Go »