Acorn Sign Graphics

Certified B Corporation

Virginia, United States

Certified Since

August 2013



Operates In

United States

Acorn Sign Graphics designs and fabricates custom architectural signage and graphics customers can depend on to be found, be seen, and be remembered. From award-winning design to sustainable sign and graphic solutions, eco-friendly sign manufacturing to long-lasting installations, Acorn Sign Graphics delivers comprehensive sign services to meet the needs of clients worldwide. Whether in a commercial setting or civic space, a health care complex or an academic campus, signs do more than identify and direct. They communicate an image and a brand. Signage at its best conveys a unique sense of place and enhances the ways people connect to the built environment and to one another. Acorn Sign Graphics helps achieve these goals…creatively, sustainably, collaboratively. By standing up to be counted among the B Corp ranks, we’re holding ourselves accountable for our own legacy and also supporting a movement inspiring business to leave the world a little bit better. Plus, we are able to provide our customers with a respected standard by which they may assess how well we “walk the talk” of social and environmental responsibility.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Acorn Sign Graphics earned an overall score of 84.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.4

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 & Engagement2.5
Corporate Accountability0.6
+ Mission Locked10

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.

Workers 23.7

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages9.7
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership2.1
Management & Worker Communication2.3
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.7
Occupational Health & Safety0.7

Community 22.0

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.

Job Creation0.9
Diversity & Inclusion2.8
Civic Engagement & Giving5.6
Local Involvement6.4
Suppliers, Distributors & Product6.2

Environment 21.7

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, Plant5.2
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers2.6
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process0
+ Resource Conservation3.3

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.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score84.9
2016 Overall B Impact Score106.1
2013 Overall B Impact Score99.5

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Environment2014

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