7group, LLC

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Pennsylvania, United States

Certified Since

December 2014

Industry

Environmental consulting

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

7group provides innovative consulting services related to green building, integrative design and regenerative development, and is a collective of five individual companies that complement and integrate with each other, thereby synergizing their breadth of expertise to provide a unique variety of services. Having worked together for over 21 years, 7group’s partners have created some of the most successful green projects in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East; accordingly, they helped define internationally, the financial and environmental benefits of green buildings, integrative design and regenerative development. The key to cost-effective green design is the practice of integrative design, a multi-disciplinary approach that mandates all design team members participate early in the design process and focus on ways to downsize or eliminate building systems. 7group’s efforts on over 100 past projects have resulted in integrated solutions that have reduced both first cost and operating costs, and led to 7group’s book on the subject, The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009. .

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, 7group, LLC earned an overall score of 90.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
90.8
90.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.3

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.0
Corporate Accountability0.0
Transparency0.8
+ Mission Locked7.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Community 28.1

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity & Inclusion3.6
Civic Engagement & Giving12.5
Local Involvement9.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product3.0

Environment 52.4

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant1.8
Inputs3.1
Outputs3.3
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation43.3

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 0.0

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2017 Overall B Impact Score90.8
2014 Overall B Impact Score91.6

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Environment2019
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Best For The World: Environment2015

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