Vancouver Film Studios

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

British Columbia, Canada

Certified Since

January 2021

Industry

Film, TV & music production

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Canada

Vancouver Film Studios is uniquely designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding film, television and commercial projects and has hosted more than 100 feature films and TV series. Owned and operated by the McLean family of McLean Group of Companies, Vancouver Film Studios began in 1987 when the family acquired Northstar Studios. After rebranding to Vancouver Film Studios in 1999, they went on to build 12 state of the art sound stages alongside existing construction mills and office spaces to serve the growing needs of international and North American producers. Their full-service facility features an array of support services, provided by their two subsidiaries, Pacific Backlot Services and Signal Systems, who are both proud to be B Corp certified as well.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Vancouver Film Studios earned an overall score of 84.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84
84 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.5

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 & Engagement1.3
Ethics & Transparency2.7
+ Mission Locked7.5

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.


Workers 30.3

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 Security10.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.0
Career Development4.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.9

Community 18.3

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, & Inclusion3.4
Economic Impact3.4
Civic Engagement & Giving5.8
Supply Chain Management3.2

Environment 11.4

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 Management2.0
Air & Climate4.6
Water0.4
Land & Life2.3

Customers 12.4

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 Stewardship1.1
+ Arts, Media, & Culture11

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

2021 Overall B Impact Score84

Additional Documentation

Transparent Assessment of Vancouver Films


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