Cascade Engineering was recently recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact as a business 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.
Cascade Engineering is honored in the Best for The World Overall list, which includes businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment. The assessment measures a company's positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like Cascade Engineering must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.
The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and more. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent of all B Corporations set a gold standard for companies using business as a force for good. Cascade Engineering made the list thanks to exceptional practices like their Welfare to Career and Returning Citizens programs.
The 226 Best for The World Overall honoree companies come from 92 different industries and 30 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing top-performing B Corporations as Best for Environment, Best for Customers, Best for Governance, Best for Community and Best for Workers, which can be found at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld
Fred Keller founder of Cascade Engineering stated, ”We have tremendous respect for B Lab and we are honored to be an overall honoree along with these like-minded organizations. Our goal has always been; to be good for our associates, good for our community, good for our customers and good for our stakeholders - socially, environmentally and financially”.
“With the rise of anger at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like Cascade Engineering, who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “Best For The World is the only list of businesses that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance. As consumers, talent and investors increasingly demand transparent, values-aligned businesses to buy from, work at, and invest in, companies will need to not just be the best in the world but the best for the world. Not just to be nice—but to be the most successful.”
Fifty-two countries are represented, including Denmark, India, South Africa and Taiwan. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at https://bit.ly/2IgAzF5.
Today there are more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations across more than 150 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.