Rice Fergus Miller

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Washington, United States

Certified Since

January 2016

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

For over three decades, Rice Fergus Miller has committed its practice to performing meaningful projects – ones that build and strengthen community. Housed in a reclaimed auto service center that is one of the most energy efficient buildings in the United States, Rice Fergus Miller blends the personal aspirations of its staff members with a vision for a sustainable community. The firm is an architecture, interior design, planning, and vizlab firm of 48 that focus on five main markets: senior living, healthcare, fire and emergency services, hospitality, and community projects. Rice Fergus Miller thrives on creative collaborations with involved clients and users -- those who participate in the design decisions that will affect their operations.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Rice Fergus Miller earned an overall score of 85.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
85.6
85.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.3

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 & Engagement1.2
Corporate Accountability0.8
Ethics1.1
Transparency4.0
+ 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 28.8

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 & Wages11.3
Benefits8.0
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership4.5
Management & Worker Communication1.6
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.0

Community 15.5

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 Creation3.0
Diversity & Inclusion2.4
Civic Engagement & Giving5.8
Local Involvement3.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product0.0
+ Local Economic Development0

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.


Environment 23.5

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, Plant5.4
Inputs4.5
Outputs0.7
+ Training & Collaboration4
+ Community4.1
+ Certification2.2
+ Materials & Codes0.6

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 0.3

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.

+ Serving in Need Populations0.3

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 Score85.6
2016 Overall B Impact Score94.5

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