Opticos Design, Inc.

Certified B Corporation

California, United States

Certified Since

September 2007


Architecture design & planning


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Opticos Design, Inc. is an urban design and architecture firm that specializes in the creation of vibrant, sustainable communities, comfortable pedestrian environments, and well-crafted buildings that will all withstand the test of time and reinforce the unique, local character of a place. Opticos became a B corporation to find support in creating a business that better reflects our passions and beliefs that businesses should be socially, environmentally, and fiscally responsible, as well as to provide a successful business model to other firms looking to do the same. The name Opticos has its roots in the term “logos opticos” which was used by Viturvius in his architectural treatise, “The Ten Books of Architecture,” referring to the innate sense of harmony within well-composed visual information. The company's practice embodies this sense of harmony in the inviting public spaces and overall great places they create in their town planning practice, as well as in the well proportioned and comforting traditional and classical buildings they craft.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Opticos Design, Inc. earned an overall score of 87.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
87.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.9

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 & Engagement3.3
Ethics & Transparency4.6
+ 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 31.8

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 Security11.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.5
Career Development5.6
Engagement & Satisfaction6.2

Community 21.8

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, & Inclusion7.3
Economic Impact6.3
Civic Engagement & Giving4.6
Supply Chain Management1.0

Environment 13.3

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 Management1.7
Air & Climate0.9
Land & Life2.7
+ Training & Collaboration1.7
+ Community5.7
+ Certification0
+ Materials & Codes0

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 2.8

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 Stewardship2.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score87.8
2017 Overall B Impact Score82.6
2015 Overall B Impact Score94.4
2014 Overall B Impact Score89.5
2012 Overall B Impact Score94.5
2010 Overall B Impact Score93.6
2007 Overall B Impact Score90.2

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