Brightworks Sustainability LLC

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

September 2010

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Recognized for advanced subject matter expertise, wide-ranging technical resources, creative problem-solving, and excellence in professional practice, Brightworks Sustainability is one of the most trusted sustainability consulting firms in the United States. Founded in 2001, Brightworks helps clients in over 25 industries establish and implement sustainability programs that increase their operational performance and reduce their environmental footprints. Brightworks Sustainability's team offers advanced training and proven expertise. Two-thirds hold advanced degrees in disciplines including mechanical, civil, and environmental engineering; building performance; architecture; environmental policy; natural resource management; and permaculture, among others. Brightworks’ multi-disciplinary staff offer services in the following practice areas: - LEED Services - Other Green Building Certification - Advanced Green Buildings - Energy & Daylight Modeling - Building Health & Wellness - Carbon, Waste, & Water - Planning & Infrastructure - Corporate Sustainability Programs - Reporting & Regulatory Compliance

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Brightworks Sustainability LLC earned an overall score of 96.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
96.2
96.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.6

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 & Engagement0.7
Corporate Accountability0.0
Ethics1.1
Transparency3.4
+ 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.


Workers 34.9

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 & Wages10.8
Benefits9.8
Training & Education2.5
Worker Ownership2.2
Management & Worker Communication2.7
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture3.3

Community 23.7

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 Creation3.5
Diversity & Inclusion3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving2.0
Local Involvement10.5
Suppliers, Distributors & Product4.0

Environment 25.0

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, Plant5.8
Inputs3.1
Outputs0.7
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation15.4

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 Score96.2
2015 Overall B Impact Score102.5
2012 Overall B Impact Score95.4
2010 Overall B Impact Score100.8

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: Workers2019
Best For The World: Workers2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Environment2014
Best For The World: Environment2013
Best For The World: Environment2012

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