South Mountain Company, Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

June 2008

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

South Mountain Company (SMCo) is an integrated architecture, engineering, building, and renewable energy firm located on Martha’s Vineyard. Their staff of 35 includes five architects, two engineers, two interior designers and a team of carpenters, cabinetmakers, solar installers and administrators, all rolled into one multi-disciplinary team. They are a mission-driven worker-owned cooperative committed to a triple bottom line (planet, people, and profits). Their mission is to do exemplary work, support each other, strengthen their community and cultivate positive change. Their emphasis is high performance/net zero new construction, deep energy retrofits, affordable housing, and residential and commercial solar.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, South Mountain Company, Inc. earned an overall score of 184.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
184.1
184.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.6

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 & Engagement1.8
Ethics & Transparency4.7
+ 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 66.8

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.

Financial Security15.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.7
Career Development4.8
Engagement & Satisfaction7.3
+ Worker Owned30

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 59.7

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, & Inclusion4.6
Economic Impact6.8
Civic Engagement & Giving4.5
Supply Chain Management2.3
+ Designed to Give14.2
+ Local Economic Development24.2

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 38.9

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 Management1.6
Air & Climate5.1
Water3.5
Land & Life4.2
+ Training & Collaboration3.2
+ Community1.9
+ Safety6
+ Certification4.3
+ Materials & Codes6.8

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 1.8

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 Stewardship1.8


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score184.1
2017 Overall B Impact Score183
2015 Overall B Impact Score184
2013 Overall B Impact Score181.1
2008 Overall B Impact Score137.2

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Workers2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Governance2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Workers2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Governance2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Workers2017
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Overall2016
Best For The World: Workers2016
Best For The World: Community2015
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Workers2015
Best For The World: Community2014
Best For The World: Overall2014
Best For The World: Workers2014
Best For The World: Overall2012
Best For The World: Workers2012

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