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Today, The Green Engineer was recognized for being among companies creating the most positive environmental impact based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com.
The Green Engineer is honored in the Best for the Environment list, which includes businesses that earned an Environment score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company's impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like ours must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.
The Environment portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance through its facilities, materials, emissions, and resource and energy use. Companies answer questions about their transportation/distribution channels and the environmental impact of their supply chain. The assessment also measures whether a company’s products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure or consult to solve environmental problems. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on nature around the world.
The 180 Best for Environment companies come from 66 different industries and 24 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for Community, Best for Customers, Best for the Long Term, Best for Workers and Best for the World: Changemakers, which can be found at bthechange.com.
"It’s been 10 years since the first generation of B Corps were certified, and it’s been almost five years since Massachusetts began recognizing benefit corporations. What’s driving the Bay State to join the better business movement?"
The Boston Business Journal highlights B Corporation and Benefit Corporations in Massachusetts in their story "Bringing their B game: Some Mass. companies aren't focused on profit alone."
The Green Engineer is featured, and we're proud to be both a B Corporation and MA Benefit Corporation.
This month marked the 200th Anniversary of Henry David Thoreau's birthday, and in sync with this anniversary, the new, netzero Walden Pond Visitor Center in Concord, MA has earned LEED Gold Certification. #Thoreau200
"Boston Public Library’s $78 million Central Library Renovation has recently been awarded seven national and local awards, celebrating the project’s design excellence, preservation, and outstanding collaboration. Among the honors are the prestigious 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards from the joint American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) program as well as the Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award. The East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, which opened in 2013, was also recognized with a 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Award. Sunday, July 9 marked the one year anniversary of the Central Library Renovation grand reopening."
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