Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.

Certified B Corporation

Illinois, United States

Certified Since

July 2011


Machinery & equipment



Operates In













South Africa,


United Kingdom,

United States

Solberg manufactures standard and custom filtration, separation, & silencing products that protect machinery, the surrounding environment, and the workplace. Their worldwide company embraces growth and innovation while advocating and promoting sustainable responsibility. Solberg has taken the Triple Bottom Line philosophy and augmented it with their own P7 TreeÓ Initiative: people, planet, power, product, philanthropy, protect, and profit. It is safe to say all of the actions which Solberg does, will fall into one of these categories. The benefit of expanding people, planet and profit to seven is that there are more topics for which to relate to helping others grasp their sustainable passion. They are proud partners with DOE Better Buildings Better Plants, which is a voluntary goal to reduce their energy intensity by 25% over ten years. Their baseline year is 2008. This strategy is very helpful because they are proactively investigating ways to reduce their environmental footprint fundamentally helping labor efficiency, health and safety.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Solberg Manufacturing, Inc. earned an overall score of 105.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
105.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.9

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 & Engagement2.6
Ethics & Transparency2.3
+ 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 21.8

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 Security8.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.1
Career Development2.4
Engagement & Satisfaction4.4

Community 21.6

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, & Inclusion4.6
Economic Impact4.5
Civic Engagement & Giving6.1
Supply Chain Management4.8

Environment 44.1

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 Management4.3
Air & Climate7.8
Land & Life6.8
+ Environmentally Innovative Manufacturing Process21.5

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.

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

2021 Overall B Impact Score105.4
2017 Overall B Impact Score102.5
2015 Overall B Impact Score95.6
2013 Overall B Impact Score97.6

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