Certified B Corporation

Ontario, Canada

Certified Since

July 2013


Environmental consulting


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


United States

Summerhill is a leading Energy Efficiency and Product Stewardship services company specializing in consumer engagement. Since 2000, Summerhill has worked with industry, business, government, associations and NGOs to deliver meaningful consumer engagement programs for their customers in an effort to make significant positive environmental and business impact and affect consumer behavior change. As a knowledge and engagement leader for our clients, Summerhill provides unparalleled program management, key insights, and subject matter expertise in the areas of Energy Efficiency and Product Stewardship. Summerhill Impact is SummerhillÕs Innovation Group that focuses on developing leading edge pilot programs to gain key market insights and test new ideas to bring to market on a larger scale. Summerhill is a Best Workplace in Canada and continues to win awards for its culture, people, and numerous environmental and social impact programs. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario with eastern and western offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Regina, Saskatchewan.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Summerhill earned an overall score of 88.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
88.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.2

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 & Transparency2.8
+ 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 25.9

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 Security4.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.7
Career Development5.5
Engagement & Satisfaction4.9

Community 13.7

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, & Inclusion5.1
Economic Impact2.5
Civic Engagement & Giving3.4
Supply Chain Management0.7

Environment 29.5

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 Management5.3
Air & Climate2.7
Land & Life3.5
+ Environmental Education & Information17.1

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 2.7

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 Stewardship2.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score88.1
2017 Overall B Impact Score95.4
2015 Overall B Impact Score83
2013 Overall B Impact Score86.7

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