The Loading Dock

Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

January 2023


Membership organizations


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Our Mission To cultivate diverse & collaborative work communities, promote entrepreneurialism, and inspire a culture of doing good. Our Vision The Triangle area is nationally recognized as a hub for socially-conscious business. Our Belief Throughout all Loading Dock campuses, you will see our mantra: Do well. Do good. Better Together. We believe that as businesses flourish in their profitability and health, they are positioned to invest in their local community. With 700 members and growing, we believe The Loading Dock ecosystem has a unique ability to inspire a groundswell of “doing good” in the world. At The Loading Dock, it is our greatest hope to cultivate leaders who will harness their power for good. We believe that companies offer the agility needed to quickly address the needs of their community. We believe businesses can provide the capital to assist such needs. We believe businesses can provide the innovation and financial acumen to be strategic and wise in their approach to solving complex issues that humanity is faced with. At The Loading Dock, we are committed to deepening business practices that will create a more just, equitable and sustainable world; but our greatest hope is that our members will be inspired and empowered to do the same. Out of the col

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, The Loading Dock earned an overall score of 81.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.1

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 & Engagement0.7
Ethics & Transparency1.4
+ 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 19.8

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 Security6.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.0
Career Development3.7
Engagement & Satisfaction4.2

Community 41.3

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, & Inclusion6.0
Economic Impact6.7
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Supply Chain Management0.3
+ Designed to Give21.3

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.

Environment 6.0

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 Management2.0
Air & Climate0.6
Land & Life1.5

Customers 1.5

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 Stewardship1.5

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score81

Additional Documentation

TheLoadingDock.DQ_Energy and Emissions Intensive industry.Transparent Disclosure Report 2021

The Loading Dock_DQ.Water Intensive industry_Disclosure Report 2021

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