Environmental Incentives is, and always has been, a business with a purpose: to improve the environment that sustains healthy, resilient communities. Whether it’s helping farmers grow habitat for threatened species or working with municipalities on systems to manage water quality, we focus our work on developing solutions that create better interactions for people, systems, and the environment. As a further reflection of our values, we are proud to announce that Environmental Incentives has become a Certified B Corporation.
What is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations are a new type of for-profit corporation which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. We were evaluated by the nonprofit B Lab to ensure we met the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
B Corp reflects the mission upon which our company was founded 12 years ago, and our operating principles today. We became a B Corp because we believe that doing good business means doing good, and this goes beyond the financial performance of the company. Through the certification process we’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our clients.
What practices earned us certification?
The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive, transparent and verified. Here are some of the company practices that earned us our certification.
- Annual charitable giving to employee-selected nonprofits
- Paid volunteer time
- Fringe benefits for bike repairs and other modes of green travel to reduce the impact of commuting
- Diversity and inclusion training for new employees
- Policies for purchasing environmentally friendly and local office supplies and disposing of e-waste