Cascade Engineering

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Michigan, United States

Certified Since

October 2010

Industry

Rubber & plastics products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

Cascade Engineering was founded and headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. A manufacturing company comprised of 9 business units, they support a broad diversity of markets including transportation, environmental services, office furniture, RFID asset management, material handling and polymer compounding. Specializing in plastic injection molding of large parts, the company employs 1600 people in 14 US locations with additional European operations in Budapest, Hungary. Cascade Engineering is a nationally recognized proponent of sustainable business practices that emphasize the key role business can play in building financial, social and ecological capital. Cascade Engineering believes that sustainability drives innovation and growth across the three principles that comprise the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) – People, Planet and Profit. They have worked diligently over the past decade to create a strategy focused on sustainability that propels innovation and sets forth our future direction. Their purpose as defined by their employees is to make a positive impact on society, the environment and pursuit of financial excellence. Today this sustainability focus resonates throughout the many facets of their organization.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Cascade Engineering earned an overall score of 81.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.8
81.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 9.7

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 & Engagement2.8
Ethics & Transparency4.3
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 28.3

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.

Financial Security7.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.3
Career Development3.8
Engagement & Satisfaction4.1
+ Workforce Development4.4

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.


Community 19.1

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, Equity, & Inclusion5.1
Economic Impact4.5
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Supply Chain Management5.6

Environment 21.0

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.

Environmental Management3.3
Air & Climate5.2
Water3.4
Land & Life5.5
+ 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.


Customers 3.5

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.

Customer Stewardship3.1


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score81.8
2017 Overall B Impact Score140.7
2015 Overall B Impact Score89.1
2012 Overall B Impact Score88
2010 Overall B Impact Score92.9

Additional Documentation

Disclosure Report - Cascade Engineering 2022


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: Community2019
Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018

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