Cella Building Company

Certified B Corporation

Michigan, United States

Certified Since

July 2014


Design & building


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

At Cella, they don’t just design and build green, they live it as passionate advocates of sustainable living.Through award-winning developments, Bazzani has earned a reputation for designing and building high-performance buildings within diverse, urban neighborhoods. Since 1983, the founder, Guy Bazzani, has earned the reputation of pioneer and visionary of green building and urban revitalization. Projects at Bazzani are approached with respect to the Triple Bottom Line Philosophy. In short, that means the firm continually balances the aspects of economic viability, social responsibility, and environmental integrity in all they do. It is how Bazzani defines sustainability and demonstrates respect for their clients, tenants, employees, the environment, and future generations. Bazzani’s mission is to serve their clients by creating buildings that are cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable. It is their belief that responsible business is a vehicle for improving the economic, social and environmental health and well-being of the communities they serve. They lead by example, inspiring residents, businesses, non-profits, and municipalities to collaborate and thrive.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Cella Building Company earned an overall score of 99.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
99.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.0

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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 & Engagement2.2
Ethics & Transparency2.3
+ 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 16.9

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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 Security8.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety2.4
Career Development3.7
Engagement & Satisfaction2.4

Community 18.3

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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, & Inclusion3.4
Economic Impact5.8
Civic Engagement & Giving3.0
Supply Chain Management3.2

Environment 56.1

Environment 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 Management1.9
Air & Climate9.0
Land & Life6.2
+ Training & Collaboration3.3
+ Community10.8
+ Safety2
+ Certification2.9
+ Materials & Codes10.4

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 0.8

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship0.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score99.3
2017 Overall B Impact Score138.5
2014 Overall B Impact Score149.7

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